Entry Hall | Kuhio
Room | Kuakini
Room | The
Lanai | Second
Floor Sitting Room
Princess Ruth's Room | Kawananakoa
Room | The
Mokuaikaua Church | Ahu`ena
Princess Ruth's Bedroom
Princess Ruth's Bedroom contains many of her personal items,
but it is unlikely the Princess spent much time sleeping in the Palace.
Princess Ruth loved the Palace and used it extensively during the four
decades that she owned it. However, the Princess slept in a large pili
grass house that she had constructed on the Palace grounds. (This was
not rustic grass hut - but a substantial residence complete with double
hung windows.) She used the Palace for entertaining and housing visitors.
Princess Ruth allowed her royal kin to vacation at Hulihe`e. Kamehameha
IV and Queen Emma particularly enjoyed Hulihe`e. A cradle given to their
son, Prince Albert, is in the Princess Ruth Room.
Most visitors are curious about a large round container or umeke
on the floor. It is actually Princess Ruth's hat box and was made
from the trunk of a large coconut tree.