Hulihe’e Palace

Hulihe’e Palace

Visit the Vacation Home of Hawaii's Royal Family

Dating back to 1838 and originally built out of lava rock, Hulihe‘e Palace was once a vacation home for Hawaiian royalty. Today this historical site in Kona is a museum showcasing artifacts from the era of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapi‘olani, including beautiful Koa wood furniture, royal portraits, kapa, feather work, Hawaiian quilts, and artifacts from Hawaii’s royal past. Step into a page of Hawaiian history as you tour the 6 graciously appointed rooms, 2 spacious and inviting oceanfront lanais, and the serene grounds with breathtaking views of the ocean, making it one of our favorite things to see in Kona, Hawaii.

Docent-guided tours are available Wednesday through Friday, while self-guided tours are available on Saturdays. One Sunday each month, the Hulihe‘e Palace features An Afternoon at Hulihe‘e Palace. This cultural day with hālau hula is perfect for the whole family to learn about and celebrate Hawaiian culture on the lawn of the Palace.

Hulihe’e Palace is just a short walk from King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Resort.

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