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H.N.Greenwell Store Museum

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Address: 81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-323-3222
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Description: Step back in time to an authentic living history experience where...
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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A Step Back in Time

It was only the 2 of us on this particular tour and our guide "Ann" was amazing. Her knowledge of the Greenwell family dating back to pre-gold rush days was nearly limitless... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It was only the 2 of us on this particular tour and our guide "Ann" was amazing. Her knowledge of the Greenwell family dating back to pre-gold rush days was nearly limitless. She spent close to ½ hr. telling us about the family and how Mr. Greenwell first came to the Big Island and ended up owning 1000's of acres... More 

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Springfield
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We really wanted to tour a coffee farm and reading reviews helped us to select this one. It is the oldest coffee plantation on the island and serves up a variety of great coffees. They hand pick, dry, and roast their own "cherries" right there. They also roast the beans from approximately 300 local farmers. In addition the informative tour... More 

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Homer, Alaska, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful outdoor tour through the coffee plantation and learned a great deal about the Kona coffee history and process. The tour is free and tastings are included!

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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21 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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54 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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