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Hulihe‘e Palace



The 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.

The palace was originally built by High Chief, John Adams Kuakini, Governor of the island of Hawai‘i during the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, out of lava rock. The Palace features beautiful koa wood furniture, ornaments, portraits, tapa, feather work, Hawaiian quilts and artifacts from Hawaii’s royal past. Hulihe‘e Palace consists of six large graciously appointed rooms, two large inviting oceanfront lanai and lovely grounds. Hulihe‘e Palace was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

One Sunday out of the month, the Hulihe‘e Palace features An Afternoon at Hulihe‘e Palace, a cultural day with hālau hula. Bring your whole family and celebrate Hawaiian culture on the lawn of the Palace.

Allowed Activities
Good For
Rules & Regulation
No Dogs
No Biking

Additional Information

Hours of Operation

The Palace is open seven days a week, guided tours are offered for a fee, and the palace hosts events, offers facility rentals, and has a gift shop.

  • Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Close: Major Holidays


Because the Palace was built in the nineteenth century, access may not be available for visitors who have difficulties climbing stairs. We are happy to make alternative arrangements for visitors who have difficulty climbing stairs. Please call 808-329-1877 and talk to a Palace staff member.


  • Sightseeing
  • Entry/Parking Fees


  • ADA Accessible
  • Gift Shop
  • Restroom


  • No Bicycles
  • No Animals/Pets
  • No Alcoholic Beverages
  • No Smoking

Entrance Fee

$8 – $10 for adults, $ 1 for children, and $6 – $8 for kamaʻāina