Hawaii Plantation Museum, Papaikou

The Hawaii Plantation Museum is a center for Hawaii Island's rich sugar plantation history and cultural heritage. The purpose of the museum is to collect, preserve and exhibit many original artifacts and memorabilia from the plantation era for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
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  • Stopped by plantation museum near Pearl Harbor . Ray our docent gave us a lot of history of migration on different ethnic groups that emigrated to work in the sugar cane fields. Toured many buildings,...  more »
  • This place is very old and is maintained very nicely by the respective authorities. It is very good place for botany lovers.  more »
  • Really enjoyed this museum, in large part because of family history ties to the plantation and to this location -- housed in the former "plantation store" which my grand uncle ran in the old plantatio...  more »
  • Wonderful collection of sugar plantation era items. Great preview tour to gain an understanding of the history of the era. Important part of Hawaii's heritage.
  • Great collection of historical items, though cluttered & difficult to maneuver in places. The smell of the items is hard on folks with difficulty breathing. The staff are super friendly ans are happy to reminisce about anything you are interested in! Overall well done & can be done in 1.5-3 hours depending on how much you linger.
  • With a rich collection of artifacts relating to the multicultural and industrial history of the island, this museum provides a free, helpful tour with admission.
  • Must see local Hilo plantation museum that have historical artifacts being dropped off and unboxed as news spreads plus friendly staff that will talk story with you ...

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