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Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum

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4050 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-8600
+1 808-245-3202
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A View of Plantation Life

This was one of the highlights of my recent trip to Kauai but I am a history nut and kids and those... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2017
Ed W
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Port Charlotte, Florida
Terrific ! A Great Place to Learn the History of Kauai

The Grove Farm Museum flies under the radar. It is tremendously interesting. The Plantation House... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2017
yountswe
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USA
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This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the original family mansion, the worker's quarters and many fine gardens.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4050 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-8600
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+1 808-245-3202
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

This was one of the highlights of my recent trip to Kauai but I am a history nut and kids and those not interested in history will find it boring. Docent led tours a couple of times a day. Call for reservations. Well preserved facility...More

Thank Ed W
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Reviewed April 23, 2017

The Grove Farm Museum flies under the radar. It is tremendously interesting. The Plantation House is incredible with unbelievable artifacts. The Plantation was inhabited by the Wilcox family since the mid-1850's before being turned into a museum. Its a time capsule of sugar plantation life....More

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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

So happy that our friend encouraged us to go to Grove Farm----what a great place. We had a wonderful guide named Mary Beth who is so knowledgeable and funny!! It was beautiful, historical, and fascinating and we enjoyed every moment of the tour!

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Reviewed March 15, 2017

Turn down the little dirt driveway, marked "Grove Farm", off Nawiliwili Ave. in Lihue and find yourself instantly transported back to the days of large scale Kauai sugar cane growing, milling and sailing ships. Your knowledgeable volunteer guide will take you on a roughly one...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2017

This is a delightful view of a farm from the time of sugar plantations. A volunteer guide escorts you through the farm from another time. Reservations are required.

Thank Jan-Bobtoo
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

We were lucky to have a small group tour (5) of this very interesting and historical site in Kauai. Our docent or guide, who was originally from the mainland, had lived on the island 40+ years and was married into one of the local families....More

3  Thank kayakchick
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Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

On the second Thursday of every month Grove Farm starts up its beautifully restored 1887 vintage cane hauling steam locomotive "Paulo" and offers free rides. The volunteer engineer and other people there are passionate about the history of Paulo and very friendly and knowledgeable about...More

2  Thank Peter K
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Reviewed January 26, 2017

We feel very fortunate to have discovered this attraction and booked a tour in advance. Well worth the time and donation. Exceptionally well preserved and visitor friendly. Historical significance which was easy to grasp and remember as a reference for the remainder of our 9...More

2  Thank Myrt4962
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Reviewed December 17, 2016

Was driving by and saw the sign advertising free entry and decided to take a look. If you want to see a glimpse of Kauai's past then this is the place to visit! I walked around by myself for a little while looking into all...More

2  Thank ShakaPaka
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

After several years of talking about it, we finally got to see Grove Plantation Farm in Lihue. It consists of a cluster of buildings that made up the estate. From the excellent guides you learn about Kauai in the early contact years -- its early...More

1  Thank Patricia M
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emprilutski
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As soon as you know your schedule and plans, it is a good idea to call us to reserve. At some times, tours may be fully booked up to a week in advance.
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