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Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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Kona Historical Society's Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook is a "must see" Hawaii attraction and the only living history coffee farm in the nation. Stroll through this Smithsonian-affiliated, outdoor museum that tells the story of...more
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82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an off the radar visiting centre. Small but big enough car park. Very informal. Met with a very pleasant guy who offers you the best coffee I've ever had. You get to wander round the small garden and a look round an old...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank georged1232017
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our 1.5-hour visit, we learned all about the early Japanese family farmers who developed Kona coffee. A woman in the Japanese-style home explained what it was like to live in the home throughout the 20th century. A gentleman then explained the history of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravelQueen1107
Reviewed 1 week ago

This informal tour has you stroll at your own pace and interact with the people working on the farm. They have years of experience and are more than welcome to share their knowledge and answer any question. We had a chance to get to know...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Orna N
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the staff were very friendly and were very knowledgeable. At first we thought the entry fee was a bit high but it was very informative. Worth every penny. Truly enjoyed every part of it. You learn a lot. It makes sense that coffee is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Colette A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While this historic farm was not included in any of the material we received from our cruise ship (NCL Spirit of America). Or our car rental service, I am so glad we stumbled onto it. The visit made the trip whole and very memorable. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank D C C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historical farm is worth a visit in spite of the rather high $15.00 charge per person. The buildings are very interesting and there are volunteers who describe the history and the experience which is both educational and very interesting. Recommend that you spend an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank abarker02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the entry fee was very high ($15 per adult), the old Coffee plantation was enjoyable. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The talk about the Coffee mill and its history took about 30 minutes. The old house in which the former owner...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I want to start off saying that this review is NOT a reflection of the staff. The staff was very friendly. I was really looking forward to going. The looking forward to it was probably the most exciting part for me. I was extremely disappointed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
5  Thank Yoshi C
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

The "actor" in the kitchen actually worked on a similar farm nearby and new the residents of this farm personally. She told the story of life in Kona on the farm straight from the heart.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

We popped in here for an hour on Friday. A kind, amicable lady was giving demonstrations in the farmhouse kitchen - she was kind to get the little kids involved. Barry was outside roasting coffee beans, letting all take a turn at roasting while he...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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June 23, 2018|
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Response from achunder | Reviewed this property |
Nope no ticket necessary. Walk in and enjoy Surprisingly their gift shop has cheap merchandise and my daughter got a Hawaiian dress from there
January 19, 2017|
Response from konahistorical | Property representative |
The Kona Coffee Living History Farm is on Highway 11 (also known as Mamalahoa Hwy) between milemarkers 110 and 111. Hope that helps!
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February 8, 2016|
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Response from RiverCajun | Reviewed this property |
Can be fun. Involves a bit of walking and if the sun is out on a day the trades aren't blowing a bit, can be very warm. Moves at a good pace and there are things kids can do along the way. If the 7 year old gets bored... More