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Hulihe'e Palace

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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 3 days ago

The palace is lovely and the views around it spectacular at sunset. The grounds are very well kept as is the palace itself.

Thank Gamine1949
Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn’t a museum, but a former governor’s palace with some nice artifacts. There is a fee, but can’t recall just how much now, but not expensive. Right in downtown Kona on the tourist row. A historic church is right across the street that is...More

Thank garyd210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to learn about the Kona area history. We went the third Sunday of the month and there is a free concert and hula demonstration. Check out their website. Get free concert and dance.

Thank Carl G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The palace interesting with artifacts and photos from different generations of rulers. I was happy it was there because I am very curious about Hawaiian history, which seems to be glossed over at most tourist spots with the exception of the Puuhonua o Honaunau National...More

Thank BoardingPass53727
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the Hulihe'e Palace. The docent was very knowledgeable about the history of the ancient Hawaiian artifacts which are housed here as well as the history of the 19th century Hawaiian royalty. I was particularly impressed...More

Thank TravelingGoGi
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This palace shows an important part of Hawaiian history. It is beautifully located on the water in Kona. Be prepared to take off your shoes before entering - the floors are meticulously maintained. You may wander around at your own pace and there are docents...More

Thank jayzeeDE
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is right in downtown Kona and worth a visit. Knowledgeable docents on hand, a glimpse into the lives of some of the royal family. Beautiful view of the water out back.

Thank empressellen
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This Palace is right along the main street Alii and it has a fascinating history. You SHOULD take the tour. It is very interesting.

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

To tour this palace it cost $10 a person... That is insane. I would have happily paid that for the 2 of us but that is ridiculous

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Historical palace in Kona, nice location on the edge of the water. Historical info, some old furniture, a great glimpse into the history of Hawaii.

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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)