Categorized | News

Hulihee Palace announces new museum hours, fees

MEDIA RELEASE

Hulihee Palace is expanding its museum hours to be open most Mondays, with hours of operation from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

The only exception is the Monday following the monthly Kokua Kailua Village stroll, when the palace is closed in the morning and open 1-4 p.m.

Beginning May 1, admission fees for adult, kamaaina, military and seniors increase by $2.

The new fee schedule follows:

General Admission:

* Adult: $8 (non-guided tour) $10 (guided tour)
* Kamaaina: $6 (non-guided tour) $8 (guided tour)
* Military: $6 (non-guided tour) $8 (guided tour)
* Seniors 65+: $6 (non-guided tour) $8 (guided tour)
* Children: $1 (18 years and under)

Visitors can choose from a 45-minute docent-guided tour, a self-guided tour (detailed brochure provided), or can use a personal mobile telephone to access a free “On Cell” audio tour (regular mobile air may fees may apply).

Built in 1838, the two-story Hulihee Palace houses a collection of ancient Hawaiian (pre-Western contact) artifacts and personal memorabilia of 19th century Hawaiian royalty.

The palace structure has been painstakingly restored to circa 1885, a period known in Hawaiian history as the Kalakaua Era.

It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Standout furnishings include King Kalakaua’s magnificent armoire that won a silver medal in the 1889 International Exhibition in Paris, a 70-inch table top made from a single piece of koa wood, an ornate steamer trunk used by Queen Kapiolani to carry belongings to Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, King Kamehameha the Great’s stone exercise ball weighing a whopping 180 pounds and exquisite bed mats made from the endemic makaloa sedge.

Gift shop hours are 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

For details, contact the palace at 329-1877, the palace office at 329-9555 or visit www.daughtersofhawaii.org

The gift shop can be reached by phoning 329-6558.

Caretakers of Hulihee Palace are the Daughters of Hawaii. The organization was founded in 1903 and opens membership to any woman who is directly descended from a person who lived in Hawaii prior to 1880.

Helping the Daughters in its efforts since 1986 are the Calabash Cousins; membership is available to all.

— Find out more:
www.huliheepalace.net

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

 

 

Become a fan on facebook

Photos on flickr

Stock Quotes

NASDAQ4919.64  chart-19.68
S&P 5002080.15  chart-9.31
^NYA11015.9873  chart-33.3525
^TNX2.24  chart+0.06
AAPL125.01  chart-0.79
FB78.10  chart+0.54
GOOG524.22  chart-6.58
INTC32.22  chart-0.42
MSFT46.28  chart-1.32
ORCL43.26  chart-0.66
QCOM67.81  chart-0.56
ALEX39.79  chart+0.28
BOH60.37  chart+0.26
BRN3.00  chart-0.13
BYD13.53  chart+0.05
CAGU0.33  chart+0.00
CPF23.08  chart+0.25
CYAN8.97  chart-0.05
HA23.33  chart-0.33
HCOM25.71  chart-0.19
HE31.10  chart-0.09
MLP5.79  chart+0.02
MRPI0.0004  chart+0.0000
NNUTU3.09  chart+0.36
PLFF0.07  chart+0.00
TBNK23.14  chart-0.12
TSO88.82  chart-0.47
May 6, 2015 / 5:16 pm

 

 

Quantcast