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?
Every August Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site holds the Ho'oku'ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival. During the two day event, visitors can learn crafts, watch cultural demonstrators and participate in games and activities. More...