The Queen Emma Summer Palace, Honolulu

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  • Beautiful old and Royal Summer Palace that is maintained by The Hawaiian daughters. These have the summer palace and the Iolani Palace from destruction. In the summer palace you can find out more about the Hawaiian Royal House, which unfortunately no longer exists. At our visit there were no teachers who could give a tour, but volunteers who you would like to tell (with us an old flight attendant from Denmark, who for years in Hawaii live)
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  • I learned a lot of Hawaiian history in a short period. The docents are very knowledgeable. The palace is fairly small and parking is limited. But if you want an off the beaten path place to see this i...  more »
  • History of the Islands is always interesting and the voulenteers here make it come alive. Very good presentation and many artifacts that you can see up close.  more »
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  • We had a great experience with the sharing of stories by the volunteers. Learned so much, couple this with a visit to the palace and Bishop Museum and your appreciation of this culture and its rich history is complete.
  • This is a great stop if you are in the area. They have the most informative tour guides, and it is free! The tour itself was so amazingly comprehensive and verbose that I looked at my watch and we had been there over an hour listening to the history of the family - told through experience and the items in the home. Definitely recommended!
  • Originally a four but the docent was so personable I up'ed it a notch. Small with a lot of history packed in. Get the tour or it will not be worth your time. The grounds are beautiful and host a wide variety of birds.
  • Very small not a lot to see,BUT the guide is fantastic. She knows a lot of history about the island and can answer anything about royalty on the island. Enjoyable couple of hours.
  • A beautiful setting in oahu, definitely would recommend it

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