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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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Mon 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Shopping
Description: 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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Interesting for those interested in Kauai's history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Mooresville, NC
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Mooresville, NC
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 107 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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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Franklin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great way to learn local life . Not in a rush. Fare pricing. Every thing you could need . Local food and gifts.

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Beautiful setting is explored with a guide and small group. The history of the family who lived and worked at this place is detailed by the guide as you see the inside of the buildings that remain exactly as they were when the last matriarch died. Unlike some museums, here the 2 hours flew by. Well done!

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you want to learn about history of Kauai, don't miss Grove Farm. This was my 2nd visit here and I found it just as interesting this time as it was 6 years ago. The property is quite large but the 2 hours goes by rather quickly as you move between the houses and the gardens. The main house has... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Want to know about the his-tory of the plantations in Hawaii? This is the perfect place. Everything is "as-is" from way back when. Grounds are large, information is well preserved. They even give out cookies that were baked in the original wood burning stove-oven. I would love to live here. Lots of fruit trees (hope they are in season.) Well... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

How can a tour group of only 6 people be anything less than special. Lots of time to interact and ask questions of our guide Pam, who is a direct descendent of the Wilcox family. This piece of history is a treasure and should not be missed. Our family was in Kauai 2 mos. ago and was disappointed when all... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I will keep my review short - read the review by Linpac1953 from December 2014 for tour details. If you hear the talk by the former cook you will be moved too. The tour doesn't cover much about the actual growing and processing of sugar cane, but is more about the family and Kauai society. Expect to spend a good... More 

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I think would have rated this higher if our guide had been more invested in what she was telling us. She seemed distracted. Several times questions were asked and she simply said she didn't know. I think a decent passionate guide would say I don't know, but I will ask when we get back to see if anyone else knows.... More 

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