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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  • For us this was a diversion on a rainy day. The tour guide was very interesting but the woman in the gift shop was even more so - we were enthralled with her stories of growing up and living in Hawaii...  more »
  • My husband and I arrived at 3 pm on Tuesday afternoon. The Mission houses historic site closes at 4 and I was the only person there so I had a one on one guided tour of the site with Rose a very knowl...  more »
  • I have visited the Hawai'ian Mission Houses a number of times over the years, to see their reconstructions as well as to work in their archives. Each time, the place has been changed, perhaps in line ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • The cafe service is excellent and fast, the catch of the day BLT and the broccoli cream soup are ono.
  • Take a time to check out some of the historical buildings of Honolulu including the Mission Houses and old church.
  • 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)!