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H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

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fascinating insigth

We came here by chance on our way to Kealakekua to see where James Cook died. There is very little... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Robyn G
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
interesting museum!

I think what I especially liked about this museum was how the staff got us involved personally as... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
LaurieB980
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Portland, Oregon
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Learn more about the deep roots of Hawaii's multi-ethnic culture through our current exhibit at the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum. On Thursdays, visitors and locals alike, line up to buy the sweet bread coming out of the Portuguese stone oven.Come...more
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81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy, Highway 11, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8133
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

We came here by chance on our way to Kealakekua to see where James Cook died. There is very little information on how to get there other than by snorkel boat so we thought this might be a place to ask. Totally charming and wonderfully...More

Thank Robyn G
Reviewed February 22, 2018

I think what I especially liked about this museum was how the staff got us involved personally as "characters" with names who had come to the general store for items needed. We were given a list of items such as an iron, two cans of...More

Thank LaurieB980
Reviewed February 20, 2018

We loved our time at the Greenwell Store and Museum. Our clerk was so knowledgable and the way the museum is set up is interactive and engaging. It is so well done. You are given an identity and a list of purchases at the general...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed September 26, 2017

I planned our morning specifically to come because of the overview and pictures of costumed docents showing a 1880 general store. This exhibit changed in March 2017, the general store now is now home to an exhibit on coffee and Japanese coffee farming life. Although...More

Thank terriam
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2017

We're so sorry about the misinformation. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We have updated the Tripadvisor description. If you're looking for living history and you're still in the area, I hope you will visit our other site, the Kona Coffee Living History...More

Reviewed September 15, 2017

Worth a visit to see the exhibit about coffee farming history, $5/each. They will give you a $2 coupon for use at The Living History which is located 5 minutes away. Mr. Greenwell was a promoter of Kona coffee. Located between markers 111 and 112....More

1  Thank FarmerRK
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

You are definitely an organized traveler. Love it! And thank you for the nice reviews. We're glad you really got to see all we have.

Reviewed September 3, 2017

Combination of bread baking and coffee roasting in the air was fantastic! The exhibit in the store on Japanese/American life in the area was fascinating.

Thank bfm87
Reviewed August 13, 2017

we stopped by the museum and after touring the modest viewing, we saw that they were selling the fresh Portuguese bread....and wow this bread was fantastic.....did not need any butter and was so terrific.....the museum is quaint and only takes 15-20 minutes to see.......there are...More

Thank Hibby922
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

We're happy to know that we have another convert to our Portuguese bread. Thank you!

Reviewed December 22, 2016

The living history farm was a delight to visit. We stopped on a day that the women were baking bread! The smell was heavenly and the bread was absolutely delicious with a little honey from the farm! We ate our bread and chatted about the...More

1  Thank Debra R
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Great stop to take the family. Educational & fun for all! Take a few minutes and stop by. Very friendly & welcoming atmosphere.

Thank 927jesse
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2016

Aww, thank you! We're always trying to add new activities to engage even the youngsters.

Reviewed August 16, 2016

This place is a cool little museum that lets you see how the settlers lived while they were starting to work the island. it's a little place so it doesn't take much time out of your trip. Worth the stop.

Thank Tony H
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LinWin09
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Response from konahistorical | Property representative |
I'm sorry, you will have to ask Greenwell Farms. You are asking Kona Historical Society's H.N. Greenwell Store Museum that question. We are neighbors to Greenwell Farms but don't sell their coffee.
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