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Grove Farm Homestead

Address: 4050 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: +1 808-245-3202
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Ranked #50 of 228 things to do in Lihue
Type: Historic sites, Farms, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the original family mansion...
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Type: Historic sites, Farms, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Grove Farm Homestead offers a two hour tour of Kauai's first sugar plantation. In a tour shows multiple historic buildings,the history of Kauai's sugar cane industry, social history and economic development. The docents bring alive the Wilcox family, showing how the farmstead grew and how their life style transformed from simple missionary cottages to well appointed living quarters. In each... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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318 reviews 318 reviews
64 attraction reviews
429 helpful votes 429 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We have returned after several years absence and we're delighted to see this treasure maintained well and still interesting. They limit tours to small groups and have excellent docents giving tours. We brought our ten year old grandsons along and they enjoyed and learned much about plantation and local history. The living quarters have been kept intact, including books and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Grove Farm Homestead was the home and plantation of the Wilcoxes - it was a large sugar plantation in the day - I believe 1950's-1960's. My cousin and I experienced a wonderful tour, our guide, Dick, was the great grandson of a Wilcox sister and had visited the main home on the lovely grounds on many occassions growing up. He... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

If you are going do plan on taking the train ride around the farm ($18 per adult). The ride is a fun thing to do on a cloudy/rainy day and very informative about the local produce and the Island's past as a sugar producer.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A two hour tour of the plantation house, gardens and farm buildings of this non-profit attraction (cost only $20) was a wonderful in-depth guide to the history of this island, the sugar industry and the original owners of the homestead. Two ground-breaking sisters figure prominently in the story. Pam, our guide, was amazing in her knowledge, and took us through... More 

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Hawaii
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a guided walking tour of the house and ground of one of the founding families of Kauai's sugar industry. We found the staff to be knowledgeable and friendly and generally had a great time.

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Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I did a lot of research on the old Puhi Town, where the Kauai Community College now stand, at the Lihue Library archives. There is so much history concerning the Portugeses, Puerto Ricans, Japanese, & Filipino Workers who worked the Grove Farm Fields. It is now mostly owned by Steve Case, whose father was part of the old Grove Farm... More 

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Solomon, Kansas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great tour of an original sugar plantation. Those interested in the cane history of the island will love this homestead of the founder of C&H Sugar.

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Ocoee, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a well preserved plantation from one of the founding missionary families of Kauai. The last family member residing here created a foundation to preserve the place and docent led tours are filled with information. I recommend you wear sandals as you need to remove footwear three times during the tour. We were also served homemade tea and cookies... More 

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Oakdale, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Only open about 3 days a week for small tours, this plantation farm museum is rich with the history of island sugar cane. I got their book detailing the history of George Wilcox and the farm. It is very interesting and I would recommend buying at their gift area. More info: GroveFarm.org.

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