Situated in lush Nu‘uanu Valley, Queen Emma Summer Palace is located just minutes from downtown Honolulu & Waikīkī. The Palace is one of the few remaining examples of Greek Revival architecture in Hawai‘i. The verdant garden of tropical flowers & trees, both native and introduced, are typical of the 19th century era when Queen Emma used the home to escape the hot & dusty climate of Honolulu. The Palace was saved from demolition in 1913 by the non-profit organization Daughters of Hawai‘i which maintains and operates the historic site and museum.
On display in the museum are artifacts, furnishings and personal items of the royal families of Hawai‘i including gifts to the royal family by emperors, maharajahs and the British monarchy including the Christening cup commissioned by Queen Victoria godmother to Prince Albert Edward, Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV's child.
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