Queen Victoria, who ruled nearly a quarter of the world's population, called Queen Emma of Hawai'i her "affectionate friend." Born at Pelekane, below Pu'ukohola Heiau, Emma was the granddaughter of John Young, Kamehameha's foreign advisor. She married King Kamehameha IV and went on to found the Queen's Hospital, an institution that continues to serve the people of the Islands to this day.
To learn about the amazing life of Queen Emma, visit the Queen's Medical Center.
Did You Know?
Of the many birds that you can find at Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, most are invasive species. The Black crowned night heron, however, has long been in Hawai'i. You will usually spot them along the shore and around the remains of the ancient fishpond.