Queen Emma Summer Palace
Picture of Waikiki

UPDATE: 9/18/20 - All State Coastal & Beach Parks on the island of Hawaii Remain CLOSED Through September 30, 2020. This measure mirrors the Mayor's Covid-19 Emergency Rule No. 11.

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9/9/20: Starting Thursday September 10 select State Parks, Beaches and Nā Ala Hele Trails on O‘ahu that were closed in August due to Covid-19 control measures will reopen with the same set of restrictions announced in Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Emergency Order 2020-26.

Queen Emma Summer Palace

8/8/20 - Queen Emma Summer Palace is CLOSED in an effort to reduce the potential spread of Covid-19. The park is planned to open Sept. 4, 2020, pending further State and County measures.

Hours

CLOSED

Entrance Fee

$10 – general admission
$8 – seniors (62+), military or

kamaʻaina – with ID
$1 – children (5-17 yrs)
Free –  children under 5 yrs

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 a 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 is open seven days a week, guided tours are offered for a fee, and the palace hosts events, offers facility rentals, and has 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 webpage.