Queen Emma Summer Palace
Welcome to the Queen Emma Summer Palace, the historic landmark, museum, and tourist site that served as a retreat for Queen Emma of Hawaii, or Hanaiakamalama, from 1857 to 1885.
The queen lived here with her husband, King Kamehameha IV and son Prince Albert Edward. The 22,750 square feet of grounds now operated and maintained by the Daughters of Hawai'i are situated in the coolness of the Nu'uanu Valley, the home used as a retreat to escape the oppressive heat of Honolulu. The Queen inherited the home from her uncle, John Young the II.
When touring this secluded mountain home turned museum you will have the opportunity to learn all about the King and Queen's lives and see various belongings, antiques, furnishings, and royal regalia throughout. Take a private guided tour, group tour, or school field trip tour to get an in-depth look at the home and history behind it, then head to the onsite gift shop to find locally hand-crafted items, books, and more.
Our tour teaches Keiki an important part of Hawaiian history as they walk through the former summer home of Queen Emma, King Kamehameha IV, and their son Prince Albert, and learn of the royal family’s contributions to Hawaiʻi education, healthcare, and culture. - Daughters of Hawai'i