Trip Planner:   USA  /  Hawaii  /  Maui  /  Kipahulu  /  Religious Sites  /  Palapala Ho'omau Church

Palapala Ho'omau Church, Kipahulu

(4.3/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
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.
Palapala Ho'omau Church is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Kipahulu Edition.
Source
map
Create a full Kipahulu itinerary

Plan your trip to Kipahulu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kipahulu by other users

8 days in Maui BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Maui BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM MALTA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Maui BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Hawaii & Portland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Maui BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • My husband and I and another couple set out early one morning in late 1978 to find Lindberg's grave. The people in Hana either knew little about the man and his burial site or were not willing to shar...  more »
  • We made the trip further out away from Hana from the Oheo Gulch/sacred pools etc (separate reviews) to the small hidden Church, a local place of worship that feels genuinely peaceful and sacred. It's ...  more »
  • We enjoyed the stop at the Palapala Ho‘omau Congregational Church on our Hana tour. There is a peaceful and simple little chapel, and we were interested and surprised to find out that Charles Lindberg...  more »