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H.N.Greenwell Store Museum

81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-323-3222
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Ranked #15 of 51 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Museums, History Museums, Historic Sites, Tours
Owner description: Step back in time to an authentic living history experience where historical sites present you with a vivid and unforgettable story of Hawai’i's past.... more » Owner description: Step back in time to an authentic living history experience where historical sites present you with a vivid and unforgettable story of Hawai’i's past. Come experience the 1880’s in the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum where the shopkeeper will help you gather your supplies for your trip up Kona mauka. The mingled aromas of coffee beans and oranges blend together again, just as they did over 100 years ago when goods were sold here in the heydey of Kona ranching. On Thursdays, visitors and locals alike, line up to buy the sweet bread coming out of the Portuguese stone oven.Come join us! You won’t leave this place without feeling you have experienced a rare glimpse into Hawai`i’s colorful past. « less
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Hue, Vietnam
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If you love coffee and if you want to learn about coffee this is your place! You can sip coffee and learn its origin amongst a delightful setting.

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Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is well worth a stop...friendly staff guide you around on a tour showing you all you need to know about coffee here; great coffee choices to taste; items to buy - oh and don't forget Carl the chameleon!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Greenwell Store was a real treat for those of us who like history. The docent in the store was dressed in period costume and told us so much about what it was like back when Kona was first getting settled. We went on a Thursday when they also made breat at the Portuguese oven there - another fun thing... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Kona coffee was one of the things I was most excited about for this trip. I went to Mountain Coffee and Royal Kona Coffee just down the road. The prices at Greenwell were a lot better. I must say based upon the samples I had though that the coffee itself might have been better at Royal Kona though. The tour... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was a great plantation, the staff(family) friendly and helpful. The plantation was clean with beautiful views. The products sold were delicious and at a great price. Would recommend this out of all the coffee plantations, the coffee is delicious.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The General Store museum tour could have been quite cool. However, at 7 dollars a person, it seemed that there should have been more to the Tour than going through a "shopping list" with a volunteer. It would have been cool for a little kid on a school trip, but I didn't think it was worth the time or money.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good place to stop to buy kona COFFEE ...Large Farm ...small store. Always buy some kona coffee and tanks

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Selkirk
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Very interesting and informative history lesson of early Hawaii. The coffee plantation tour was also a nice addition to the day.

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Berwyn, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The staff was very friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. The grounds were well maintained. My husband and I both learned a lot from going on the tour.

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Frankfort, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Family owned award winning coffee farm since the 1800's. Fun to see how one of my favorite beverages is grown and processed.

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