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Palapala Ho'omau Church, Kipahulu

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#13 of 13 in Historic Sites in Maui
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Palapala Ho'omau Congregational Church, a historic Hawaiian church built in 1864 by missionaries from Connecticut, is located approximately 11 miles past Hana and two miles past O'heo Gulch (Seven Pools) and Haleakala National Park on the east coast of Maui. A narrow track off the main road leads to church and graveyard, a serene sanctuary overlooking the crashing Pacific. The church was partially destroyed by a hurricane in the 1940s and restored by Sam Pryor and Charles Lindbergh in 1964. Both men chose this sacred site as their final resting place. Established in 2012, the Palapala Ho’omau Preservation Society, is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in the State of Hawaii, and is served by volunteers who have a special connection to this historical church. Palapala Ho’omau Church is open to visitors and available for weddings and other reverent events for a fee. All fees and donations support the preservation and maintenance of the church and grounds.
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  • This may be the most peaceful place I have ever been! The grounds and cemetery are amazingly quiet and calming. You hear the waves crashing on the cliffs off in the distance, a couple birds singing an...  more »
  • It is a very old historic, quaint church. We savored it for a bit, left a donation to help keep it going and walked around it., the graveyard and the park next to it that has a great scenic view  more »
  • The Palapala Ho'omau Church is located just past the Kīpahulu part of the Haleakalā National Park and is also located about 12 miles past the town of Hāna (on the famous Road to Hana). The church is a...  more »

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