Queen Emma Summer Palace

    /person normally
Queen Emma

What you'll do

Step into a 19th-century New England home less than ten minutes outside of Honolulu in the lush Nuuanu Valley.

Visit Queen Emma Summer Palace with Go City®

  • Self-guided tour of the 19th-century New England home
  • Rare royal art on display and china from Queen Victoria

Partially built in Boston, Massasschuessetts, business merchant John Lewis planned for a New England home to be built in cool and breezy Nuuanu. Completed in 1848, the palace was eventually down to Queen Emma. When she received the home, it served as a vacation spot for herself, King Kamehameha IV, and their son, Prince Albert Edward.

You'll get to explore the seven-room home which was once the royal family's retreat from the hot and dusty climate of Honolulu. See a unique blend of Victorian furniture, royal art, and the hallmarks of Hawaiian royal style. The unique artifacts on display include the young Prince's cradle, a tiger-claw necklace, ahu'ula (feathered cloaks) and the kahili that signify Hawaiian royalty, porcelain from the Japanese emperor, china from Queen Victoria, and more. You'll also get the chance to explore the lush gardens which include both native and introduced tropical flowers and trees.|

Did you know

  • Queen Emma was born in 1836. She was descended both from Hawaiian chieftains and from John Young, an Englishman who became the friend and advisor of the great Kamehameha I.
  • The home was slated for demolition in the early 1900s, but the non-profit Daughters of Hawaii purchased it and continue to maintain the home.

Look no further than Go City – get Queen Emma Summer Palace tickets, plus admission to tons more top Oahu attractions.

Experience Queen Emma Summer Palace and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

View the All Inclusive Pass

Know before you go

Getting In: Present your pass at the Gift Shop.

For more information, please visit the Queen Emma Summer Palace website.

How to get your Queen Emma Summer Palace tickets

Just show your pass at the Queen Emma Summer Palace gift shop and you're in – there's no need to purchase individual tickets at any of the Oahu attractions included on your pass.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10AM - 3PM

Closings & holidays

Closed Sunday, Monday & Wednesday

New Year's Day, Prince Kuhio Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Kamehameha Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (Early Close at 12:30PM), Christmas Day and New Year's Eve (Early Close at 12:30PM)

Buy with confidence

Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

Find out more


Confused? We're here to help!

See our FAQs

Why choose Go City®?

Save More Icon

Save more

Our attraction passes save you more than buying individual tickets - we guarantee it!
Experience More Icon

Experience more

Our local experts have handpicked the best attractions, tours and activities.
Always Easy Icon

Always easy

One price. One pass. All the top attractions, all on your phone.

Have a 5% discount, on us!

Sign up to our newsletter and receive exclusive discounts, trip inspiration and attraction updates straight to your inbox.

  • Thick check Icon
Visitor Out Of Test