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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 #11 of 35 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Tours, Museums
Owner description: Step back in time to an authentic living history experience where historical sites present you with...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Tours, Museums
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.
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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The tour and tasting shop are like a museum of history and culture for the micro-climate of the Kona Coffee coast. Greenwell is the place to learn and taste and absorb the mystique of Kona Coffee.

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Mount Gilead, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I visited this place after being taken to another coffee farm nearby via a tour company. We really enjoyed Greenwell farm where my wife tasted many types of coffee. Since they don't offer cream or sugar, I chose to try another drink they provide made from the outer skin of the coffee bean called Kona Red. It... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was a great stop to get a tour of a coffee plantation. They go through the entire process from growing to picking to roasting and brewing. Plus you get to sample all of the goods at the end of the tour. You will love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

You felt like you went back in time. I had no idea how very interesting this would be. The ladies told wonderful stories about the times and history of the Greenwells and their store. We thoughly enjoyed the experience.Everyone should stop and enjoy this little bit of Hawaiian history.

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Top Contributor
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20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I really enjoyed this quaint little historic shop, the owner was rightfully proud and full of information. I loved the selection of hand made crafts made locally, bought a beautiful woven bracelet here, saw many of them around the island but these were the most well crafted. Definitely rent a car when you are in Kona to be able to... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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47 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Enjoyed the information about making coffee beans. Staff was excellent. Coffee tasting was very good. Best history and pretty piece of property.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is well worth a visit. Located on a scenic roadway above the hustle and bustle below. Very nice owners who go the extra mile to make your visit memorable. Nice place to grab a simple lunch and enjoy on the back lanai.

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Hue, Vietnam
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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