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Grove Farm Homestead

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Address: 4050 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: +1 808-245-3202
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This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the...

This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the original family mansion, the worker's quarters and many fine gardens.

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Capsule of Hawaiian History

Two hour guided tour limited to six guests. Make nsive gardenss and animal pensby phone. e-mail reservations won't work. See traditional sugar plantation owners home and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
et0iledun0rd
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Port Ludlow, Washington
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Port Ludlow, Washington
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two hour guided tour limited to six guests. Make nsive gardenss and animal pensby phone. e-mail reservations won't work. See traditional sugar plantation owners home and outbuildings. Tea and cookies served in kitchen where wood burning stove and oven still used. Office and study of first public health nurse on Kauai included.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to information in my travel book on Kauai, I called weeks in advance to book a tour. This was one of the first things my husband and I did when we arrived on Kauai. The tours are given by volunteers, so I am sure there are several different people who give the tours. We had a lovely lady named... More 

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1 Thank Patricia L
Citrus Heights, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Grove Farm Homestead is a great place to visit to find out more about the Wilcox family who were an intricate part of Kauai and the sugar cane industry on the island. The homestead is maintained as it would have been in the late 1800's when the main house was built. All furnishings, books and everyday living items are in... More 

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1 Thank peakbee
Seattle
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

While the tour was interesting, we felt it was too long and too much like a high school field trip. There are better ways to spend 3 hours on Kauai.

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1 Thank Moose007Seattle
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We are always interested in the history of Hawaii and found that the Grove Farm Homestead was a great way to spend an afternoon. The house dates back to the plantation area, and is wonderfully preserved. We enjoyed walking through around the grounds and learning a little more about this period of Hawaiiann history. It is located surrounded by a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

When the last child of sugar planters Sam and Emma Wilcox died in 1978, she left a time capsule consisting of the house she grew up in and support buildings of a large sugar plantation. The house's interior appears almost unchanged from 100 years ago. Mable Wilcox herself is interesting, in that she became a registered nurse and pioneered public... More 

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Highland, UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My wife and I are 40 and very interested in history, people, cultures, etc. We got less information from the tour than we did in 5 minutes afterwards with an internet search. The tour was very slow, disjointed in the presentation, and focused heavily on pictures and minute details of a few people. We were about 45 minutes into it... More 

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1 Thank Sean W
Mooresville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We made our second visit to Grove Farm this year (last time in 2006). We found it interesting and enjoyable both times. I reserved well in advance because I was aware of the limited opportunities for going through the farm/plantation. The tours are only offered at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday each week. I will... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I guess my review will be one of the only dissenting opinions here on TripAdvisor, but I was completely underwhelmed by this tour. First of all, I called weeks in advance to make sure to get 3 of the 6 spots for this personal tour. After paying the $20/person "donation" (seriously, it is a charge - not a donation. It... More 

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3 Thank yogachick23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to visit. So much history of how Kauai settled. It is a great estate to visit and the tour guides are all volunteers. It is recommended to give $20 per person . The. Tour lasts for about 2-2:30 hours. It is a great time to settle back in time and to spend quality time with your loved ones.

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