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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This royal governor's and later monarch's house is well preserved and has somehow been provided with appropriate period furnishings. The volunteer docents explain everything. It's an excellent starting point for outsiders to begin understanding the fast-changing Hawaiian Kingdom of the 19th century. And the building...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Well worth a visit while in Kailua Kona, lots of history to absorb. Free monthly concert on the palace lawn

Thank apollokalele
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The Huliheʻe Palace located on Ali'i Drive in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, was former vacation home of Hawaiian royalty, which was subsequently converted to a museum run by the Daughters of Hawaii. The museum reflects the life of the Hawaiian mornarchs in this stylish mansion, showcasing...More

Thank Arun K
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Hulihe'e Palace was a pleasant stop. I enjoyed seeing the place, and the docents were very helpful. My only complaint is that you pretty much need to get to the front door to discover that tickets are sold in the gift shop. We read the...More

Thank Fran0812
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We had a fabulous tour guide (sorry to say I can't remember her name) -- we learned a lot in a short amount of time, and it was a fun educational interlude amidst all of the outdoor adventuring we've been doing. Recommended!

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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
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Klux2014
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.
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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)
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