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Address: Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-323-2006
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Stroll through the award-winning Kona Coffee Living History Farm that...
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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History of Kona Coffee

What a wonderful experience. Walking tour of an original coffee farm from early 1900's with original buildings and furnishings. The "farm workers" will stop their chores and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful experience. Walking tour of an original coffee farm from early 1900's with original buildings and furnishings. The "farm workers" will stop their chores and explain every detail and any questions you may have on the operation of the farm. They are very knowledgeable not only on the history, but on every produce being grown there. The demonstration... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I enjoyed learning about the history of the coffee in Hawai'i. The people were great, especially Melanie. It was great to eat an orange right from the tree. Nice to see the chickens running around.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Good exhibition of coffee industry in early 1900's. Fee was a little high $15 for walking tour. Buildings restored to 1920's.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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161 reviews 161 reviews
36 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is an outstanding historical, cultural stop run by the Kona Historical Society. The docents are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and eager to interact with you and share their insights into everything from the daily life of the family to the macro-economics of the coffee crop over the first 50-years of the 20th Century! Fascinating! And, they'll do it while they... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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44 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Just short of milepost 110 coming south from Kona, this family farm gave us a terrific introduction to the lives of early Japanese coffee farmers and their families. The "staff" are actually volunteers and it's apparent they love being able to share the stories of how the entire family worked in the coffee harvest as well as the joys of... More 

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop. Nice quiet setting on an actual (old) coffee farm. Staff is extremely knowledgeable, and gives great insite into how hard it was to grow coffee "in the old days". Charlie the donkey is an added treat. Not much parking so if there is a tour bus there come back later. The house is quite an eye... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Visiting the Kona Coffee Living History Farm was the highlight of the land activities I enjoyed on a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel books and island activity booklets don’t do justice to this exceptionally interesting, enjoyable, educational farm. Docents make visitors feel very welcome. The original farmhouse (Japanese style) remains intact, just as it was lived... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Kona Coffee Living History Farm was a completely charming and enlightening visit. Our docent Barry was relaxed and knowledgable - clearly someone who both regards the art of coffee-making and honors the traditions from which the current Kona Coffee reputation grew - he capably shared his knowledge of the coffee-related aspects of this plantation as well as many other... More 

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Living History Museum tells the story of how Kona Coffee was farmed and processed before "factory farms." This site is an actual small family farm which was operated by three generations of Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. During the visit we spoke to a "house docent" and a "farm docent." The "house docent" was born and raised in Japan. She... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Kona Coffee Living History Farm is a step back in time. In the best possible way. Perched on the hillside above Kealakekua Bay, you couldn't be further away from the cruise ships and tourists. You are invited to sip coffee grown on the farm, meet "Charlie," a donkey who once carried coffee beans to the mill and crack and... More 

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