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Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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Address: Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-323-2006
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Stroll through the award-winning Kona Coffee Living History Farm that tells...

Stroll through the award-winning Kona Coffee Living History Farm that tells the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the 1920’s. It is America’s only living history coffee farm where you may “talk story” with costumed historians and discover the history behind Kona’s gourmet crop. As an added treat you may sample and buy our 100% Kona Coffee grown here on our farm.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 Worthshile Stop Even if You Are NOT a Coffee Hound!

We kept seeing signs saying Kona Historical Society and wondered if there was a museum about Hawaiian history or life on the Big Island. A friend living here for many years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We kept seeing signs saying Kona Historical Society and wondered if there was a museum about Hawaiian history or life on the Big Island. A friend living here for many years suggested the Kona Coffee Living History Farm and it was well-worth the 1.5 hours we spent there on the way back from snorkeling at Capt Cook Bay. We got... More 

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for the amazing review! You certainly included everything that we also think is important about our sites, especially the shout out to our awesome staff and volunteers. It's always fun to share positive reviews like yours with the staff because they go home knowing they made a difference. More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restored Kona Coffee farm, learn the way the early Kona Coffee farmer survived here on the island. Living in a basically cash less society, they lived off the land and worked hard. Worth the small fee to get in.

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

It's wonderful to see reviews from people on the island. Thank you! More 

Gladstone, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first place we hit on the island, and it was the best! We paid a small fee for the tour (it goes back to the not-for-profit foundation) and started with the coffee plants. We picked ripe coffee fruit, squeezed out the beans, and learned how hand-cranked machines did the work years ago. Then we saw the drying... More 

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

We can't wait to share this review with the staff & volunteers. Such generous feedback will make their day. Thank you! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant interesting interactive museum where we learned loads about the family who owned this farm. A really quirky place with lots of informative guides and we even got to make our own paper lanterns to take away which was great! Had so much fun here and samples of coffee were great!

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

That's great that you got to experience Obon at the Farm. And it looks like you found Coop the cat also (or did she find you?). Thank you for the glowing review! More 

Captain Cook, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

If you want to know anything about the history in Hawaii...this is one of the best places. Very friendly people that know their stuff.

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review! More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Compelling and poignant look into the pastoral and challenging life of kona coffee farmers in the early part of the 20th century. The house and grounds are beautiful. Three tour guides there were all excellent, and engaged the children as well as telling us great stories. Cracking our own mac nuts freshly fallen from the trees was a fun little... More 

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Wow! It sounds like you folks should be professional tour guides! :) You packed so much fun stuff into one day. We're glad you got to stop by the Farm and hear some of "Kona's Stories". More 

yboogie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We were in search of a typical coffee farm factory tour and we found so much more! Through interpretative talks brought by people well either lived the experience or were very passionate about communicating the story, we found ourselves living back in the early 20th century as Japanese immigrants, former "indentured servants" trying to survive producing a new crop in... More 

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review! More 

Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I am from Kona and this was the first time I have visited this place. It was a bit strange for me personally because this is my family's heritage. But our lives today are so different from how is was on Kona coffee farms in the 1930s or so, and it builds perspective and perhaps empathy, to catch a glimpse... More 

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konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this review

Diane, so glad you were able to come visit us! Many residents tell us that they passed by the Farm for years before finally coming. We tend to take for granted the things that are nearby. Thank you for "spreading the word". More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

This tour was informative and very enjoyable. It is self guided with people at the different areas working the farm. The volunteers were excited and passionate to explain how coffee is grown and processed as well as the history of the people who farmed there.

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It's nice to hear that you liked the farm and learned a little something about Hawaii's history. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The guides here were great and informative. Well worth the admission to lean how coffee was farmed in kona for decades.

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Glad you enjoyed your visit. :) More 

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