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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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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 views across the ocean.