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“Display interesting blend of native and missionary cultures” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bailey House Museum

Bailey House Museum
2375-A Main Street, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
808-244-3326
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Ranked #9 of 35 things to do in Wailuku
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Display interesting blend of native and missionary cultures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Certainly the natives were not appreciative of the English missionaries who came to "save" them, but the Bailey family contributed in more ways than just religious conversion. This informative museum on beautifull-kept grounds is a great learning experience for young and not-so-young. It is not a large establishment, and a couple of hours is more than sufficient.
Well worth the small admission fee!

Visited December 2012
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San Jose, California
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“diane E”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Visiting the Bailey Museum was a really enjoyable addition to our trip. The home and the history was wonderful. The Bailey home is on a beautiful site. The kind of home you can imagine living in, in years past.
Jake, the docent has a wonderful way of sharing the history of the this place and of ancient history on the island of Maui.
Next,
continue up the hill to Ioa Valley. Its is quite amazing! A wonderful hike into the green, lush forests. Very safe, can take your children.

Visited October 2012
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Meridian, Idaho
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“Excellent adventure into Hawaiian culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is a small but excellent insight into Hawaiian culture. Jake, our docent, has a real passion for his Hawaiian history. So much infformation inside and out. Well worth the time and trip. Look for the signs on road to Iao Valley.

Visited October 2012
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Excellent history lesson gained from this tour. It is a small museum, but large with information. Jake, the docent, knew the material, regarding the history of this place and the overall hawaiian history, very well. He is very personable and anxious to impart his info. Small place, but I feel like I walked away with a lot of info.

Visited October 2012
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Pukalani, Maui
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“Informative but small”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

If you have been to the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, the Bailey House is like that but way smaller and not a lot of items. Downstairs you have artifacts from the pre-contact period with lei, fishing items, and other things. Going upstairs there is a little room for the Kingdom era and then the lifestyle of the missionaries. Outside there is a large outrigger canoe from the early 1900s and a surfboard circa 1910 that belonged to Duke Kahanamoku. While a nice museum, it could have some improvements such as having dates for when the artifacts were created or thought to be created. All in all its a good way to kill a half hour.

Visited September 2012
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