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Hulihe'e Palace

75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
+1 808-329-1877
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Hulihe‘e Palace is located in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i, on Ali‘i Drive. Once a summer vacation home for Hawaiian royalty, today Hulihe‘e Palace is a museum showcasing Victorian artifacts from the era of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapi‘olani.
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75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
+1 808-329-1877
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was interesting to learn a bit about the history of Hawaii. The museum is situated at a beautiful bay. The wooden furniture is stunning. They had a great raconteur managing the upstairs, he had lots of history to share via short stories.

1  Thank ruth w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Kona, you need to visit the Palace. Yes, this is a REAL palace used by the Hawai'ian royalty. The grounds and building are well maintained. It is located at the north end of Ali'i across from the old stone church on...More

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started self guided tour but upon listening to tour guide for a couple of minutes went back to beginning.....it was well worth it. Unbelievable history compacted in this one site...well worth you time....and kudos to guide--great presentation. We were lucky enough to capture the...More

2  Thank boenski7035
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second visit, but first for my daughters. Not a large place, but the exhibits are well done and informative about Hawaii from the late 1700s to the late 1800s. It is definitely worth a stop if you are in Kailua-Kona and takes...More

1  Thank theWebbster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I loved this place. The tour is self-guided (you get a brochure to help you navigate) so you can move at your own pace. I believe this method works best for the palace since there is so much to see in every...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I always enjoy touring Hulihe'e Palace when we visit Kona. The Palace was built by the second governor of the island if Hawaii and completed in 1883. Tgere are six rooms with an entry hall, dining room and parlor ground level and...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We visited the palace and are glad that we did. The site is very well maintained and the staff are friendly and knowledgable. It was a genuinely lovely experience.

Thank mundabella
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Part of Hawaii's history is shown in this waterfront historical building. Open most days for self guided tours.

Thank EscoDave
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A real Hawaiian palace on beautiful grounds. Staff tour was very informative. Also a bonus view of the ocean.

1  Thank TheDude23112
Reviewed 26 October 2017

compared to earlier habitation , was considered pretty nice for the royalty of the island , interesting artifacts , a little sparse in content

1  Thank ALLENT7V
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10 December 2017|
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Response from KLE2013 | Reviewed this property |
We did not have a guided tour. Instead we followed the written brochure and relied on the docents who cheerfully answered questions and provided fascinating historical information. Take your time, enjoy the palace and the... More
3 February 2016|
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Response from Pete S | Reviewed this property |
It is very close, certainly less than a half mile and probably less. We stayed a little south of Hulihee palace and walked to the pier many times. Lots of stores and restaurants on the way.
3 November 2015|
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Response from Mommikara | Reviewed this property |
It was $6.00 for each senior and 4 people in our group. Yes, your shoes must be removed but they have paper booties for you to wear while inside. This was in summer. (2015)