Queen Emma Summer Palace
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12/4/23 – UPDATED – [OAHU]: Ka’ena Point State Park, Mokule’ia Section vehicle access is CLOSED due to saturated roads, the Keawa’ula Section has REOPENED.

12/4/23 - [MAUI]:  Mākena State Park, Oneloa (Big Beach) and Oneuli (Black Sand) beach gate has REOPENED.

Queen Emma Summer Palace


OPEN Visit the website to book a reservation: daughtersofhawaii.org

Entrance Fee

General/Senior/Kama’aina/Military admission fees (check online)

Hānaiakamalama (The Southern Cross), or Queen Emma Summer Palace, served as a summer retreat for Queen Emma of Hawaii from 1857 to 1885, as well as for her husband King Kamehameha IV, and their son, Prince Albert Edward. It is now a historic landmark, museum, and tourist site preserved by the Daughters of Hawai‘i. Queen Emma Summer Palace was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

The Palace offers the following:

  • Self-guided and limited docent-guided tours (additional fee) by reservation.
  • Available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 AM – 3 PM.
  • Walk-ins are welcome based on availability.
  • Hosted events, facility rentals, and a gift shop.

Because the Palace was built in the nineteenth century, access may not be available for visitors who have difficulties climbing stairs. We are happy to make alternative arrangements for visitors who have difficulty climbing stairs.  Please call and talk to a Palace staff member.

The Palace is Administered by the Division of State Parks but is managed by the Daughters of Hawai‘i under a long-term lease.

For more information, please refer to the Daughters of Hawaii website.