Hulihe`e Palace - Big Island, HI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mauison
N 19° 38.361 W 155° 59.652
5Q E 185972 N 2174332
Quick Description: Hulihe`e Palace in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island in the State of Hawaii.
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2006 2:16:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMVM2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

Situated on Alii Drive in Kailua - Kona, Hulihe`e Palace was the vacation residence of Hawaiian royalty. Today it is a museum operated by the Daughters of Hawai'i and is a showplace of beautiful furniture and fascinating artifacts.

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Open Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

(Plan on arriving by 3:30 p.m. to allow time to tour the Palace)

Closed major holidays including New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Guided tours are given frequently throughout the day and self guided tour brochures are available in English, Japanese, Danish, and German.

There is a modest admission fee to the Palace. Admission to the Palace grounds, the giftshop and many of our concerts is free.

October 20, 2006 Update

As a result of last Sunday's earthquake, the Palace has been "red-tagged". See this link for more info:

Street address:
75-5718 Ali'i Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI United States

County / Borough / Parish: Hawaii County

Year listed: 1973

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Recreation and Culture

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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