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Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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Address: Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-323-2006
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Stroll through the award-winning Kona Coffee Living History Farm that tells...

Stroll through the award-winning Kona Coffee Living History Farm that tells the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the 1920’s. It is America’s only living history coffee farm where you may “talk story” with costumed historians and discover the history behind Kona’s gourmet crop. As an added treat you may sample and buy our 100% Kona Coffee grown here on our farm.Come join us! You won’t leave this place without feeling you have experienced a rare glimpse into Hawai`i’s colorful past.

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A Step Back In Time

A totally different prospective from your typical coffee tour. Really shows how the small farm coffee Industry came to be. Well signed with descriptions and explanations, But the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
CAD99
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Tacoma, Washington, USA
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Tacoma, Washington, USA
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82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A totally different prospective from your typical coffee tour. Really shows how the small farm coffee Industry came to be. Well signed with descriptions and explanations, But the real story is the excellent Docents. They really bring the farm And history to life. A must see for Kona visitors.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My mother and I enjoy learning about the history of places we visit and decided to visit this living history farm. We were blown away! Very well done. The team there made the lives of the Japanese family who lived there come alive. Everyone explained their role in interesting ways, and in particular the woman who walked with us through... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy finding out about the history of the place you are visiting, then don't miss the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. You will step back in time while you explore the past and the history of the Kona Coffee industry on the Big Island. While there, you can also purchase some of the delicious Kona coffee, grown just... More 

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're hoping everyone will make our place a stop on their visit to the Big Island. :) More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kona Coffe Living History farm was a great value and wonderful learning experience. The very knowledgeable and friendly staff cover island history, farm life, as well as the process of growing and processing coffee. I will certainly go again and take new visitors.

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Thank Linda K
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

We appreciate your awesome review! Many of our "return customers" become Kona Historical Society members. That way they can share the farm with their friends but their admission is free every time. More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Part of our tour to the volcano. Great tour and history of Kona coffee. Great tasting area. Large variety of Hawaiian Plants.

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Thank M.A. S
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate you taking the time. More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I loved this place. We spent about two hours here where considering the relatively small size of the farm was actually lot. All of the people who work here are all extremely friendly as well as knowledgeable. My boyfriend grew up around farms so they could answer his more agricultural questions and they could also answer my... More 

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for such a glowing and informational review. We hoped that you felt you got a piece of the "authentic" Hawaii. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,573 reviews
1,376 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved visiting this place. But it is not a "take a couple of pics and check off the box" type of place. We had an extensive tour of the house with a sweet lady, Pauline. She explained how people lived in the coffee farm and imparted the life as seen by the Japanese immigrants who came to work in... More 

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It sounds like you truly "experienced" the farm through the interpreters and I know they will be pleased to hear this. We feel making connections is part of an authentic experience. More 

Eugene, Oregon
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

If you are a history buff or coffee lover the Kona Coffee Living History Farm is a “must do”. The farm is just down the road from Greenwell, so if you are planning a visit to Greenwell make sure to stop in at the Farm as well. We had a great time and really enjoyed interacting with the historians and... More 

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate it very much and know Joel will be especially grateful for your comments. More 

Oregon
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The Kona Living History Farm is a demonstration farm showing the lifestyle and production methods of the first and second generation Japanese coffee farmers in the Kona area. The staff is well informed, and portrays an interesting and little known period of history in a compelling fashion. Hours are limited, but on a weekday morning it makes a nice break... More 

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

We are thrilled you had a fun time at the farm and thank you for your review. We agree that its nice to get off the beach sometimes and see a little bit of the "real Hawaii". More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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220 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

If you make the drive to the Bay, on the south side, you must stop at Big Island Bees and you must stop here at Kona Coffee Living Museum. Very cool. Great coffee.

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review. We love Big Island Bees, too! More 

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