Not Many People Realize This Incredible Palace Is Hiding In Hawaii

Hawaii is not only America’s youngest state but the only one which was formerly a monarchy. While the Kingdom of Hawaii was dismantled in the late 1800s, many historic sites from the monarchy still remain, including various royal residences and places of cultural significance. Often overshadowed by the magnificent Iolani Palace, Hulihee Palace is not only gorgeous and full of history but relatively unknown as well.

Let’s travel back to the days when the Hawaiian monarchy ruled over the islands, shall we?

Hulihee Palace is located at 75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, and is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for kamaaina, military members, and seniors with ID, and only $1 for children aged 5 to 17. Public tours typically begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. One Sunday every month, you can stop by for free music performances from the Hulihee Palace Band and the Merrie Monarchs Chorale. For more information, click here.

If you’re planning to visit, make a weekend out of it: Kailua-Kona is home to several incredible attractions and is an incredible place to visit any time of year.