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Wo Hing Temple Museum

858 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808 661 3262
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Ranked #33 of 64 attractions in Lahaina
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Oakdale, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Museum houses artifacts from early AD Periods brought over by Chinese when they came to work in sugar plantations but my interest was more in the films of early life in the islands taken in 1898 and 1906 by Edison.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Pretty short tour, but more interesting than it's counterparts (see below). The collection of Chinese coins and art pieces, along with the upstairs temple were pretty interesting, but there's not a lot to see here. The best part was the Thomas Edison videos of Hawaii from 1898 shown in the Cookhouse. Helpful tip: if you're already going to the Alexander... More

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Bellingham and Seattle, Wa.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I have missed visiting this museum on previous visits to Maui, and decided it was time to check it out. This is a place to take a few minutes and really look at the artifacts. Wandering through, reading the notes on the pictures and ending up in the old "cook shack"/ theater to watch old films of the islands made... More

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Lake Oswego,Or
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This museum is right on Front street surrounded by shops and galleries. It is small but very informative about the Chinese in Hawaii.

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Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
46 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This is a good little museum that tells you quite a lot about the local history relating to the Chinese community and how it came to Maui and links in with 19th-century Chinese history. There is not a great deal to see and it will not take you that long to go around but it is worth it. Probably, we... More

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Tomball, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you are interested in the history of the island this is a good place to go. We probably would not have visited but the ticket we purchased of the Baldwin home included a tour of Wo Hing. It doesn't take long to go through, but there are several things to see and read. Then in the 'cookhouse' there are... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Ok, the title was just a little sarcastic, if you milk it you can probably actually spend 20 minutes here. Wo Hing is a tribute to the Chinese history on the island. I love museums and history, the problem is there's just not a lot on display here and nothing to really connect you to what they're trying to show.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting museum even I it was small. The hostess really was the reason we enjoyed our visit the most

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Currimao, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Nice seeing the history of the Chinese community in Lahaina. It is always good to learn a little something about where you go on vacation!!

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Kennewick, Washington
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70 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

WO HING Museums Chinese Kite Festival May 3rd to 5th 2013 We watched their Dragon Dance Show that was on the lawn of the Museum. This was a free event and located right on Front Street. It could only have been better if there was more room to watch them but with limited lawn space and limited standing on the... More

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