Hulihee Palace is located in the Historic Kailua Village in Kailua-Kona. It was built in 1838 as a summer home for Hawaiian royalty, and in 1927, the Daughters of Hawaii converted it into a museum as part of a mission to preserve Hawaii's history and culture. In 1973, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Today, it holds many artifacts that educate visitors about the palace's history, including portraits, ornaments, and Hawaiian quilts. The palace is made up of six large rooms and two oceanfront porches. Visitors can also explore the grounds surrounding the palace.
On one Sunday each month, the palace hosts An Afternoon at Hulihee Palace, which is a celebration of Hawaiian culture. They also sometimes have free music and other performances. The palace is open every day, and visitors can take tours for a fee. Visitors who have trouble climbing stairs may not be able to explore the entire building, but they can make alternative arrangements with a staff member ahead of time.