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Bailey House Museum

2375-A Main Street, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Wailuku
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If you have time to stop at a very nice little museum, this is a must see. Its a nice stop before or after seeing the Iao valley since its kinda on the way. It also has a nice little gift shop and the staff is very informative.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A good place to learn about early contact between western and Hawaiian cultures. You can walk all over and get a good grasp on how life was.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you are on an extended vacation to Maui and are looking to hit all the historical sites, then this would be one that you should visit. The history of the house and what it represents is interesting. It is fun to walk through the house and read all the information and see the artifacts. We live in Nashville and... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There is history in the Bailey House and I enjoyed reading it. There was just not much else you could do. We only visited it because it was included in our Maui Value pass. If it was not in it we probably would have never went. We felt like they could have put something else in its place on the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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98 reviews 98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We enjoyed the tour and learning about a slice of Maui history. We were impressed with how well organized the museum was.

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White Rock
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a small museum but full of history of Hawaii. So glad we stopped. One of the women running the museum took the time to walk us through the main room of the house and share so much history with us. It was fantastic, even our two older kids enjoyed it. There is a lot of historical artifacts in... More 

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was like walking back in time. Mr. Ed Bailey has truly captured the 'essence' of Maui thru his paintings! It's captivating! A must see when on Maui!

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Vancouver, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A nice spot to stop and see what early life on the island was like. Well laid out displays and informative staff. Worth the visit and admission if you are into historical sites and information. Not bad gift shop also.

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258 reviews 258 reviews
81 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Bailey house is set among a yard filled with a tropical plants, flowers, and trees. Inside the museum be taken back to another era when women spent their time preparing themselves for life as young christian ladies. The house is filled with Hawaiian and missionary items from a by gone time. Be sure to stop and browse the large... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We combined this visit with Iao Valley and it was perfect. A small museum but packed with a lot of history if you get the right person to discuss the home and family with. We did and it was great. Especially if you have kids on your trip - take them here for an hour - it is true history.

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