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Hawaii's 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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  • If u are interested in learning about local culture, try this place. The houses are like tiny museums filled with actual utensils used by plantation workers. Each house reflects a different culture th...  more »
  • Went for JAL's bus is visited for the second time. Building reproduces the life of immigrants in Japan was approximately 1 hour tour Center.
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  • This is one of Hawaii's hidden gems that gives visitors and residents of Oahu a sense of the Island's history. This is a "do not miss" on any trip to Hawaii. Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for kid...  more »
  • Get a good scare with a place that's really haunted. Haunted Plantation is every year in October. I have never missed a year. Since Halloween is over, you need to check it out next year. My advice is to come early get in line or get the fast pass. It's worth the wait.
  • It was an awesome experience ..learned so many new things of the history that i didnt even know at all ...good to know ☺....nice walk also .
  • A lot of good information about the history of Hawaii. I really learned a lot. I didn't know when the Europeans came to Hawaii they brought a lot of foreign illnesses that wiped out 90% of the Hawaiian population. Since there wasn't enough native hawaiians to work the plantations they brought in poor people from Asia ,Japan , Korea , China , Philippines and other places promising them that they would get rich and worked them like slaves.
  • I had an excellent tour from Robert. We went through the recreated dwellings of historic immigrant groups who worked on the sugar plantation. I would have liked more information about the sugar-making process and the current plants grown there.
  • Interesting and Educational !!!!