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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 6 days ago

$10 tour for adults. open 9 a.m. til 4 p.m. Take all shoes off before entering. Self guided tour. 3 rooms down stairs and 3 up stairs. Worth the time.

1  Thank Brett M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the grounds of the palace, we had been told it was no charge, but it was $10/adult which is not bad for Hawaii, but didn’t seem quite worth it for the tour. The grounds were lovely, and still got some nice photos.

1  Thank Amy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Western influence on the Hawaiian monarchy is obvious once you visit - but what a location for a palace. It's actually quite small (2 up, 2 down) making it an easy visit. Lovely grounds with many interesting stories. The gift shop has a great...More

1  Thank HafodBlueMountains
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting view of Hawaii royalty by viewing their summer house. Furniture and artifacts give a great view on what it Hawaii was like for royalty at that time.

Thank LoriGrg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace grounds are open during the day. It is a wonderful and free place to wander around. The entrance is marked by a huge tree filled with yapping birds. The Gift Shop is also free and offers affordable gifts, interesting books and handmade crafts,...More

Thank ChineseBabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a tour the morning of June 22, and our tour guide (don't remember her name) did a fantastic job of explaining the history of the Hawaiian royal family. She was obviously an expert on Hawaiian royalty, and was able to answer...More

Thank PJohanson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came across the palace on a walk around Kona one afternoon. I was too late to enter the grounds, but had it on my list of things to do while in Kona. I attended the 1 pm tour with a docent who was phenomenal....More

Thank steger1971
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet another excellent historical and cultural attraction in Kona. Although not very large, with no more than 5-6 rooms the palace is full of exquisite exhibits all linked to the history of the Hawaiian Royal family. Originally a vacation home of Hawaiian royalty, it was...More

Thank Karrst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have walked by this Palace many times and never went in but this time we decided to go in and we are really glad we did! It only consists of about six rooms but it is amazing how much history they contain. I recommend...More

Thank Buttons560
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Once we showed genuine interest, the docent started telling us stories and details....ended up with a full blown custom tour with all types of amusing info.....

1  Thank Marty M
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9 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
2 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)