Queen Emma Summer Palace
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PARK UPDATES:

[OʻAHU]: UPDATED 11/17/22: Kaʻena Point State Park – We are now accepting the 2023 Kaʻena Point Vehicle Access Permit applications. Please be patient as applications may take longer than the posted 10 days to process.

[MAUI] UPDATED 11/2/22: Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area will remain CLOSED until access roads through Kula Forest Reserve are cleared from storm damage and safe to traverse. Anticipated re-opening is January to mid-February 2023 (Per DOFAW). For updates, please go to: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2022/06/27/nr22-090/

[MAUI] UPDATED 11/2/22: ʻIAO VALLEY STATE MONUMENT – As of August 1, 2022 ʻIao Valley State Monument will be closed through February, 2023 for the final phase of the slope stabilization project and parking lot improvements.

Queen Emma Summer Palace

Hours

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.