Hulihe’e Palace

This museum was a former vacation home of Hawaiian royalty.

The Huliheʻe Palace is located along Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii. It was built by John Adams Kuakini, Governor of the island of Hawaiʻi in the 19th century. It became the vacation home of Hawaiian royalty before it was converted to a museum by the Daughters of Hawaiʻi in 1927.

The Hulihe’e Palace gives visitors a glimpse of how the Hawaiian royalty lived during the 19th century. The second-floor is filled with traditional Victorian-style furnishings, oriental rugs and marble statues. There are also rooms which contain artifacts from pre-Western contact through the Monarchy period. Admission to the palace grounds, the gift shop, and most of the events in the palace is free.

Huliheʻe Palace is a great historical spot to visit in this part of Hawaii but is not an overly large palace and feels more like a large mansion. Definitely a place worth a visiting where you can learn a lot of Hawaiian history and enjoy stunning views of the beach and ocean as the Hawaiian royalty did when they lived there. You can even reserve the palace for special events such as weddings and cocktail parties. You can find out more info and download a brochure at their official website here

Admission to the Palace:
General Admission: $10
Kama‘āina & Seniors: $8
Children 5-17: $1
The Palace is from 9 AM to 4 PM, Sundays 10 AM to 3PM.

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Alii Drive 75-5718
Kailua-Kona 96740 HI US
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Mon-Sat: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am to 3:00 pm