Queen Emma Summer Palace
Welcome to the Queen Emma Summer Palace, the historical landmark, museum, and tourist site all in one. Nicknamed 'Hanaiakamalama', this home served as a retreat for Queen Emma of Hawaii from 1857 to 1885. The Queen spent time in the home with her husband King Kamehameha IV and their son, Prince Albert Edward.
Today this 19th-century home turned museum is operated and maintained by the Daughters of Hawaii, who work hard to maintain the home and educate guests on the history of the home, the Queen, and Hawaii in general. This secluded mountain home and summer retreat was inherited by the Queen from her uncle John Young II, who used its unique location in the midst of Nu'uanu Valley to escape the oppressive heat of Honolulu in the summertime.
The home sits on 22,750 square feet of grounds, that area including the home itself, manicured landscape/gardens, and an onsite gift shop that is filled with locally hand-crafted items, books, and more. Take a 20 minute private guided tour, group tour, or school field trip tour and get an up-close and personal view of the Queen's belongings, antiques, furnishings, and other royal regalia inside the home.