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Palapala Ho'omau Church, Kipahulu

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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.
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  • 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...  read 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 ...  read 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...  read more »
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