Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, Honolulu

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Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, located in Honolulu’s Historic Capitol District, is the leading authority on Protestant missionary history in Hawaiʻi, and is known worldwide as the place where the Hawaiian written language was developed through the collaborative efforts of the missionaries, the ali‘i—the Hawaiian royalty—and the Hawaiian people. It preserves the two oldest documented houses in Hawai‘i, which were built and used by missionaries in the early nineteenth century, and the largest collection of Hawaiian language books in the world.

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  • September 23, 2017
    The Museum consists of three restored buildings of the mission. The frame house (Hale la'au), the Chamberlain House (Ka Hale Kamalani) and the Printing Office (Ka Hale PA'i). Every hour, there's a very interesting tour with enthusiastic guides.
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  • September 19, 2017
    You can take a self-guided tour of the exterior of the buildings and the grounds. There are signs explaining the history. There is no fee. Or, you can pay for a guided tour to view the inside of the b...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    In 1820, the mission House Museum's saved some of the missionaries who built the missionaries arrived in Hawaii during this residence, workplace, warehouse. Located in the original has been reproduced, close, King Kamehameha statue, Iolani Palace, and also walking distance worth looking at and.
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  • December 14, 2016
    Even the gift shop is an education! Ask for Diane. She knows pretty much everything! She's revamped the gift shop so that all the goods are made by Hawaii artists. Amazing & beautiful tile work can be purchased here, locally hand-made & terrific smelling soaps, and all goes to benefit the museum.
  • August 28, 2016
    Tour's good. Cafe's good (long wait during lunch time though). Make sure you check out the gift shop! Their price is lower than other museums like bishop etc
  • August 21, 2016
    The cafe service is excellent and fast, the catch of the day BLT and the broccoli cream soup are ono.
  • January 24, 2017
    Take a time to check out some of the historical buildings of Honolulu including the Mission Houses and old church.
  • January 3, 2016
    While visiting the Mission Houses, definitely stay for a bite at the Mission Social Hall and Cafe - "comfort food with a nod to history" is how it's described in Facebook. The service is efficient and the food is super ono (delicious)!

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