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Address: Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-323-2006
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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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An historic coffee plantation worth the short time it takes to visit and sample some unique coffee at the same time. Learn all you'll ever need to know about Kona coffee.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dan D
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Anaheim, California
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Anaheim, California
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An historic coffee plantation worth the short time it takes to visit and sample some unique coffee at the same time. Learn all you'll ever need to know about Kona coffee.

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

Thank you for the nice review! More 

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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the living history farm during our trip to Kona. The experience was great with a number of hands-on activities. The staff (volunteers?) were very generous with their time and knowledge and really tried to give you a glimpse into the lives of the original coffee farmers on that land.

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

It's nice that you were here during the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. It really gives you insight into how special Kona Coffee is. Thank you for visiting the Farm! More 

Scotts Valley, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had no idea I would love the Kona Coffee Living History Farm so much. It was amazing. Everyone is friendly as soon as you arrive. There is this adorable donkey in a pasture next to the entrance kiosk. The old processing factory was fascinating. The house that the original Japanese family lived in was like walking back in time... More 

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

OMG! Mahalo for the amazing review! I shared it with our staff and you made their day! More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The folks there were very willing to sit for tons of questions. It was great to see the local history and learn about coffee production.

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

Thank you so much for your nice review! More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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