Queen Emma Summer Palace

Queen Emma Summer Palace A royal residence of Hawai‘i's Queen Emma, co-founder of Queen's Medical Center. Historic landmark operated as a museum by the Daughters of Hawai‘i.
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The historic home of Hawai‘i's Queen Emma, co-founder of The Queen's Medical Center. Operated as an educational museum by Daughters of Hawai‘i.

Look what we found in the garden today 🌺🌸
05/29/2020

Look what we found in the garden today 🌺🌸

Today we celebrate the 162nd birthday of the Prince of Hawai‘i. The Prince was named after Queen Victoria’s (his godmoth...
05/21/2020

Today we celebrate the 162nd birthday of the Prince of Hawai‘i. The Prince was named after Queen Victoria’s (his godmother) husband, Prince Albert Edward, but did you know the little Prince’s full name is Prince Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Leiopapa ā Kamehameha. He was born on May 20th, 1858 to Queen Emma Na’ea Rooke and King Kamehameha IV, Alexander Liholiho ‘Iolani and was announced the next heir to the throne. The entire Hawaiian Kingdom rejoiced in his birth and his family often doted on him. The Prince’s first birthday was largely celebrated, cannons on Punchbowl and Honolulu Harbor were fired, and members of the diplomatic corps, chiefs, relatives, and friends from every island came bearing gifts and birthday wishes for the young boy. Shortly before his fourth birthday he became an honorary member of the Honolulu Volunteer Fire Department and was gifted with a red jacket. The Prince is remembered as a handsome child who was bright, cheerful, full of life, and at times, a bit mischievous. Today we honor our young ali’i, Happy Birthday Prince Albert! 🎉🌺

One of our favorite things to do is look through our guest book and see all the wonderful notes left by our visitors. Fr...
05/10/2020

One of our favorite things to do is look through our guest book and see all the wonderful notes left by our visitors. From our keiki to our kupuna, everyone’s words of aloha are greatly appreciated 🌺 and while you’re here, follow us on IG @/queenemmasummerpalace

May Day is Lei Day 🌺 Throwback to Day at Queen Emma Summer Palace 2019, here are just a few of the many beautiful lei th...
05/02/2020

May Day is Lei Day 🌺 Throwback to Day at Queen Emma Summer Palace 2019, here are just a few of the many beautiful lei that were made for the Day. Hope everyone’s day was as beautiful as ours 🌸

Happy Earth Day!! Taking a moment to stop and appreciate the natural beauty of the Palace grounds, we can only imagine w...
04/23/2020

Happy Earth Day!! Taking a moment to stop and appreciate the natural beauty of the Palace grounds, we can only imagine what it might’ve been like back in the days of our ali‘i!

Join the movement to celebrate and understand the importance of stewardship for our communities and the environment! #EarthDay

It’s that time of year when our honohono orchids start blooming, filling the air with their sweet fragrance 🥰
03/31/2020

It’s that time of year when our honohono orchids start blooming, filling the air with their sweet fragrance 🥰

03/21/2020

Safety of our visitors and staff will always be our first priority, in response to COVID-19 we have decided to temporarily close the museum and gift shop.We are looking forward to reopening and resuming normal business hours as soon as possible. As the current pandemic progresses we will be monitoring and reevaluating our opening date accordingly.For the most current information, please visit our website at DaughtersofHawaii.org

Honoring Na Mele Hawaiʻi No Na Keiki
02/24/2020

Honoring Na Mele Hawaiʻi No Na Keiki

Na Mele No Na Keiki - 1965
https://territorialairwaves.com/index.php?page=30&id=469
In 1965, two cousins, Mary Kawena Pukui and Alice Namakelua, focused their talents for composing Hawaiian music, on songs specifically for children. The resulting Hawaiian language compositions for children were assembled in a memorable album by Hula Records called Na Mele Hawaii No Na Keiki. Featured vocalists were Nina, Lani, & Lahela, the Rodrigues Sisters. The Maile Serenaders, a studio group of musicians, backed them up. Benny Kalama on ukulele, Sonny Kamahele on guitar, Jimmy Kaopuiki on bass, and Eddie Pang on steel guitar. In this program, 50+ years later, we’ll share this memorable music.
This show's playlist:
1- Pi – A – Pa – Nina, Lani, & Lahela w/ Maile Serenaders
2- Ku’u Pupu Kau Pohaku - Nina, Lani, & Lahela w/ Maile Serenaders
3- Moa - Nina, Lani, & Lahela w/ Maile Serenaders
4- Ku’u Manu - Nina, Lani, & Lahela w/ Maile Serenaders
5- Lele Kowali - Nina, Lani, & Lahela w/ Maile Serenaders
6- No Tutu - Nina, Lani, & Lahela w/ Maile Serenaders
7- Kama’a Hou - Nina, Lani, & Lahela w/ Maile Serenaders
8- Ku’u Lupe - Nina, Lani, & Lahela w/ Maile Serenaders
9- He Mapala U’i Ka’u - Nina, Lani, & Lahela w/ Maile Serenaders
10- Na Hoe Wa’a - Nina, Lani, & Lahela w/ Maile Serenaders
11- Ku’u Wa’a - Nina, Lani, & Lahela w/ Maile Serenaders
12- Ku’u Papale U’i - Nina, Lani, & Lahela w/ Maile Serenaders
13- Ukulele Kani - Nina, Lani, & Lahela w/ Maile Serenaders
https://territorialairwaves.com/index.php?page=30&id=469
Length: 54:06
Released on: 11-02-2018
Artist/Compiled by: Nina, Lani, & Lahela

Quilts, quilts, quilts! With Valentines Day right around the corner, it’s time to get those special gifts for the specia...
02/05/2020

Quilts, quilts, quilts! With Valentines Day right around the corner, it’s time to get those special gifts for the special people in your life. These beautiful quilts are hand stitched, locally made, and perfect for snuggling up with a good book (which we also have 📚). We’re open seven days a week, so come on by 🌺

There are still tickets available for this Saturday! Get your tickets at  https://www.hiartslab.org/events/luminaria-cir...
01/29/2020

There are still tickets available for this Saturday! Get your tickets at https://www.hiartslab.org/events/luminaria-circles-of-motion

Queen Emma was one heck of a human. This week, we explore some of the many tributes she left Hawai'i .

#hiartslab #luminariasings #daughtersofhawaii #queenemmasummerpalace #breastcancerawareness #thinkpink

Calling all vendors, crafters, and artists! Help us support the fight against Breast Cancer through our Marketplace for ...
01/14/2020

Calling all vendors, crafters, and artists!

Help us support the fight against Breast Cancer through our Marketplace for Hope on Saturday, February 1st.

All rental fees support Hope Lodge, contact HI Arts Lab if you're interested in hosting a booth and for more information.

Aloha, our New Year's hours are as follows:-Tuesday, December 31st- open from 9 AM to 12:30 PM-Wednesday, January 1st- C...
12/30/2019

Aloha, our New Year's hours are as follows:
-Tuesday, December 31st- open from 9 AM to 12:30 PM
-Wednesday, January 1st- CLOSED
-Thursday, January 2nd- open normal business hours, 9 AM to 4 PM

Mahalo and Happy New Year's from all of us at Queen Emma Summer Palace 🌺

Aloha, our holiday hours are as followed:-Tuesday, December 24th- open from 9 AM to 12:30 PM-Wednesday, December 25th- C...
12/24/2019

Aloha, our holiday hours are as followed:
-Tuesday, December 24th- open from 9 AM to 12:30 PM
-Wednesday, December 25th- CLOSED
-Thursday, December 26th- open normal business hours, 9 AM to 4 PM

Mahalo and Happy Holidays from all of us at Queen Emma Summer Palace 🌺

Mahalo for everyone who stopped by our pop-up photo booth. We had Polaroid film and digital photos available, check thes...
12/20/2019

Mahalo for everyone who stopped by our pop-up photo booth. We had Polaroid film and digital photos available, check these out!

Here’s the recap of A Christmas Night, our annual holiday event that features live entertainment, Christmas lights, bake...
12/20/2019

Here’s the recap of A Christmas Night, our annual holiday event that features live entertainment, Christmas lights, baked goods, and more! The night was filled with beautiful music and songs from Sharene Taba Harp Studio and the Emmalani Serenders, we also enjoy wonderful hula with Kumu Cathy Ostrem and finished the night with classical music played on Queen Emma’s piano by Maestro Felix Wesley.

The hale was filled with laughter and joy, as people took pictures at our pop-up photo booth, enjoyed hot cocoa and savory chili, and stocked up on their holiday sweets!

Weren’t able to make it? Don’t worry, we have more events like this coming up so stay tuned! Visit us in person or on our website at daughtersofhawaii.org

Recap of today’s beautiful tea service. Wonderful entertainment, food, and of course, tea! Mahalo nui to everyone who at...
12/09/2019

Recap of today’s beautiful tea service. Wonderful entertainment, food, and of course, tea! Mahalo nui to everyone who attended, Jeanne’s Tea Service and Ei Nei!

Weren’t able to make it? Don’t worry, we have our Easter Tea coming up in April and Christmas Tea next year. Be sure to stay tuned for details on all of our upcoming events 🌺

Queen Emma Summer Palace
12/02/2019

Queen Emma Summer Palace

Queen Emma Summer Palace
12/02/2019

Queen Emma Summer Palace

Can you spot the ānuenue that graced us today?
10/18/2019

Can you spot the ānuenue that graced us today?

09/20/2019

Do you love learning, history, and people? Join the ʻohana at Queen Emma Summer Palace greeting visitors and leading museum tours.

We are looking for personable, energetic, and highly organized individuals committed to making the royal homes special for all guests. The successful Palace Guide will bring the history and stories of the royal family to life, leading interpretive, guided tours with exceptional hospitality and providing each guest with a memorable, welcoming experience. Those with a desire to share Hawai‘i’s history and culture with guests will best fit this position. Must be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and on weekends, to work a flexible schedule. Shifts are 5-7 hours long between 8:45 AM to 4 PM. The position is part-time with the potential to move to full-time.

09/20/2019

Do you love learning, history, and people? Join the ʻohana at the Queen Emma Summer Palace greeting and assisting visitors in the Gift Shop.

We are looking for enthusiastic and people savvy individuals to join our Gift Shop, as Sales Assistants to assist guests from greeting through checkout. The successful sales assistant will provide excellent customer service, meet sales goals, and work effectively with the shop manager and team members. Those with a passion for Hawaiian history and culture, and the desire to share with guests will best fit this position. Must be available Mondays, Wednesdays, and on weekends, to work a flexible schedule. Shifts are from 8:45 AM to 4 PM.

The entertainment has begun! See you today at Queen Emma Summer Palace!
09/14/2019

The entertainment has begun! See you today at Queen Emma Summer Palace!

Make sure to stop by and get your lei po'o Saturday at Day at Queen Emma Summer Palace.
09/13/2019

Make sure to stop by and get your lei po'o Saturday at Day at Queen Emma Summer Palace.

Help us celebrate Daughter Barbara Nobriga and her many accomplishments and contributions to our community—we are truly ...
08/31/2019
Paniolo Preservation Society at Pukalani Stables

Help us celebrate Daughter Barbara Nobriga and her many accomplishments and contributions to our community—we are truly honored and blessed to know her!

Barbara is a long standing member and currently serves as an advisor on the Daughters of Hawai'i Board of Directors.

Our latest blog post is up! We are going to be honoring Barbara Nobriga at Old Hawaii on Horseback on September 14th from 10am to 1pm at Waikiʻi Ranch, click here to find out why... Have you bought your tickets yet? #oldhawaiionhorseback

08/21/2019

Do you love learning, history, and people? Join the ʻohana at Queen Emma Summer Palace greeting visitors and leading museum tours.

We are looking for personable, energetic, and highly organized individuals committed to making the royal homes special for all guests. The successful Palace Guide will bring the history and stories of the royal family to life, leading interpretive, guided tours with exceptional hospitality and providing each guest with a memorable, welcoming experience. Those with a desire to share Hawai‘i’s history and culture with guests will best fit this position. Must be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and on weekends, to work a flexible schedule. Shifts are 5-7 hours long between 8:45 AM to 4 PM. The position is part-time with the potential to move to full-time.

08/21/2019

Do you love learning, history, and people? Join the ʻohana at the Queen Emma Summer Palace greeting and assisting visitors in the Gift Shop.

We are looking for enthusiastic and people savvy individuals to join our Gift Shop, as Sales Assistants to assist guests from greeting through checkout. The successful sales assistant will provide excellent customer service, meet sales goals, and work effectively with the shop manager and team members. Those with a passion for Hawaiian history and culture, and the desire to share with guests will best fit this position. Must be available Mondays, Wednesdays, and on weekends, to work a flexible schedule. Shifts are from 8:45 AM to 4 PM.

08/17/2019
Kama'aina Termite and Pest Control

Mahalo nui to Mike and the team at Kamaʻāina!

Happy Admission Day! We recently fumigated historic Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nu'uanu. Check out the video.

#KamaainaTermite #kamaaina #HawaiiPestControl #fumigation #TermiteInspection #bedbugs #bugs #HawaiiRealtors #HiCentral #HiRealtors #RealEstateHawaii #oahurealestate #luckywelivehawaii #alohastate #fleasticks #homeshow #hawaiirealestate

07/05/2019

Do you love learning, history, and people? Join the ʻohana at Queen Emma Summer Palace greeting visitors and leading museum tours.

We are looking for personable, energetic, and highly organized individuals committed to making the royal homes special for all guests. The successful Palace Guide will bring the history and stories of the royal family to life, leading interpretive, guided tours with exceptional hospitality and providing each guest with a memorable, welcoming experience. Those with a desire to share Hawai‘i’s history and culture with guests will best fit this position.

05/12/2019
Queen Emma Summer Palace

Pickup your signed copy on May 18!

Enjoy a fable of the mischievous Kōlea bird, the battle of Mokuʻōhai and uniting a kingdom!

With the passing of Hurricane Lane, we have re-opened and resumed normal business hours. We look forward to seeing you a...
08/27/2018
Palaces Re-Open and Resume Normal Business Hours

With the passing of Hurricane Lane, we have re-opened and resumed normal business hours. We look forward to seeing you at the Palace soon!

With the passing of Hurricane Lane, Huliheʻe Palace on Hawaiʻi Island and Queen Emma Summer Palace on Oʻahu re-opened on …

Due to Hurricane Lane, Queen Emma Summer Palace will be closed beginning Thursday, August 23 until further notice. All p...
08/24/2018
Palaces Closed Due to Hurricane Lane - The Daughters of Hawai‘i

Due to Hurricane Lane, Queen Emma Summer Palace will be closed beginning Thursday, August 23 until further notice. All programs and classes are canceled during this time.

The museum team will continue to monitor the progress of the storm and reschedule programs and classes once the storm passes. Please check back or visit the website for updates on the museum's reopening.

For more information about the Summer Palace's closing, please email [email protected] or call (808) 595-6291 on Oʻahu.

Please take care and be safe!

Queen Emma Summer Palace on Oʻahu and Huliheʻe Palace on Hawaiʻi Island will be closed beginning Thursday, August 23 until …

Watching Ka Hae Hawaiʻi (the Hawaiian flag) being raised over ʻIolani Palace yesterday at 10:45am with thousand of Hawai...
01/19/2018

Watching Ka Hae Hawaiʻi (the Hawaiian flag) being raised over ʻIolani Palace yesterday at 10:45am with thousand of Hawaiians, from Keiki to Kūpuna, was priceless.

Next Thursday, Jan 25, from 5:30-7pm, the Daughters of Hawaiʻi will host a lecture detailing the history of our flag. Manu Boyd and Lāiana Kānoa-Wong will be the presenters and a special display will also be held.

01/10/2018

Visitors to Hānaiakamalama - Queen Emma Summer Palace this morning were treated to a surprise performance from pianist Robert Nakea who performed Etudes of Frederic Chopin.

Robert shared stories of Queen Emma who was also an accomplished pianist and of his interest in a book of mele (songs) that Rod Sipp composed for Queen Emma. Rod Sipp was a pianist for Queen Victoria, a contemporary and friend of Queen Emma.

Mahalo Leʻo Hafoka for sharing your video.

01/08/2018

Mālama i Kou Kino (Care for Your Body) -

Hatha Yoga starts again tomorrow (Monday, 8 Jan) with
Instructor Stephanie Marrack.

There will be 3 classes in January (8, 22, and 29) from 11am- 12:30pm in the Emmalani Hale, Hānaiakamalama - Queen Emma Summer Palace.

No class on January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Day

Bring yoga mat, block and strap (limited extra available)

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2913 Pali Highway
Honolulu, HI
96817

From Waikiki: #4 From Downtown Honolulu: #55, #57, # 57A #65

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Hānaiakamalama, more commonly known as Queen Emma Summer Palace, was the secluded mountain-home and summer retreat of Queen Emma of Hawai‘i from 1857 to 1885, her husband King Kamehameha IV and their son, Prince Albert Edward.

Originally built in 1847, the Daughters of Hawai‘i acquired the home in 1915, narrowly avoiding the demolition of the house and construction of a baseball field on the grounds. The Territorial Government granted the Daughters the use of the home and 22,750 square feet of the grounds.

Hānaiakamalama is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses a collection of Queen Emma’s belongings, antiques, furnishings and royal regalia. Today, the Summer Palace is a historic landmark, museum, and tourist site preserved and operated by the Daughters of Hawaiʻi.

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