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Hawaii Plantation Village, Waipahu

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Step back in time to when ‘sugar was King’ and experience real Hawai‘i. Hawaii’s Plantation Village is the perfect location for keiki, family, and all ages to explore a living history museum and botanical garden opening a door to time of true hospitality and cultural sharing that sprung from Hawaii’s plantation life.

Located in historic Waipahu town, local guides take you on a journey back to the early 1900s, where you can experience more than 25 authentic plantation homes and structures featuring personal artifacts, clothing, furniture and art placed in their original settings. Unusual plants brought from China, Portugal, Japan, Puerto Rico, Korea, Okinawa, Polynesia, and the Philippines by the immigrants from their native lands provide delicious fruit samples during the tour. Visitors coming on the first Saturday of each month will experience a special treat as the village comes alive with ethnic demonstrations and interactive historical vignettes interwoven into the guided tour.

In addition to guided tours, Hawaii’s Plantation Village offers Cultural Festivals (like Chinese New Year, Japanese O-bon, etc.) throughout the year making it possible for visitors to taste delicious ethnic food, learn traditional crafts, music, dance, customs and more!

The gift shop features home-made handicrafts, ethnic music, cookbooks, toys and much more! This “must-see” attraction is located in historic Waipahu town, just down the street from Waikele Shopping Outlets.
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  • Our tour guide stopped us by this place for about an hr. The prices were pretty reasonable. I bought several bags of the nuts. You could sample each type of nut and they were not standing over you wit...  more »
  • Very good tour, culturally enriching. We were lucky to arrive just before they start a tour with a guide. Entry $ 15 per person. So we made the tour with a guide who lives on the island and who knows very well the village. The village was well preserved and sometimes updated. This visit to learn more about the history of the inhabitants of the island, the waves of immigration and culture.
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  • Interesting review of immigration in Oahu, a nice few hours visit and walk. Small shop for tshirts, etc..  more »
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  • Just had a great tour with Norm. Learned so much about the different cultures and groups that came to work in Hawaiian sugarcane.
  • Very low key place that provides a thorough overview of Hawaii’s historical immigrant legacy. Our tour was guided by a great docent, Norm. He was a wonderful, thoughtful host.
  • A "must see" to truly understand the multicultural underpinnings of today's Hawaii. Take the tour! It's well worth the money and the time.
  • If you want to learn about colonization Hawaii, going to Hawaii's Plantation Village in Waipahu is exactly where you want to go. Unfortunately, the buildings are mostly inaccessible for wheelchairs, but there are still a few things to do and see. Worth a trip there to see everything.
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