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Wo Hing Temple Museum

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Interesting Story

There is not much to this Museum but we thought it was still interesting to see the history of the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
SpaDiva73
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Greenville, South Carolina
Just Walked In

We just walked into this museum and did not take the tour. Thus, we were restricted to just the... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2018
irawine
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Benicia, California
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858 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1664
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little museum is filled with interesting artifacts, especially the Chinese Cookhouse out back with enormous woks and other implements. There is a fascinating film about the history of Hawaii including copies of some of Thomas Edison's original home movies. Anyone interested in the history...More

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Joni C, Manager at Wo Hing Temple Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Sheryl! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse. Thank you for spending the time to learn about Hawaii in the 19th-20th centuries -- as Lahaina is designated as a national historic landmark as a town that played a significant...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wo Hing Temple Museum is a very small museum -- you can only see the lower level and cookhouse, where they have 1898 Thomas Edison film reels playing on a loop. Many interesting artifacts and a very pleasant lady running the entrance/gift shop area....More

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Joni C, Manager at Wo Hing Temple Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mahalo for visiting the Wo Hing Temple Museum and for taking the time to share your experience using the Passport. Your visits help support our mission to preserve and protect the heart of historic Lahaina, and allow us share Lahaina's unique historical and cultural legacies...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is not much to this Museum but we thought it was still interesting to see the history of the Chinese in Hawai'i. It is included with the tour of the Baldwin House.

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

The is a small space, but it is packed with artifacts. I especially enjoyed the kitchen displays and the film that was showing. The docent was very knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy sharing stories with the visitors. This was a pleasant stop in Lahaina.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Delightful small museum with historical films from 1898 made by Edison. What a bustling place Hawaii was then. The Chinese History was intertwined with Hawaii. The curator was very knowledgeable and explained how Sun Yat Sen came to Hawai.

Thank jjgilch
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We enjoyed the museum displays very much and liked watching the Thomas Edison movie of Old Lanhaina.

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed June 5, 2018

We just walked into this museum and did not take the tour. Thus, we were restricted to just the front part of the building, which contained a number of different Chinese artifacts. We were there for just a few minutes. Apparently, you would need to...More

Thank irawine
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Small but very interesting museum about early Lahaina and its rich Chinese history. Well versed and articulate guides give you wonderful background and interesting facts. Great fun.

Thank FatmanRob
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Interesting piece of history here about Sun Yat-Sen, the Chinese in Hawaii and worth a visit to the Thomas Edison footage

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

There are many small pieces of Chinese pottery and art from several different eras and regions of China. For a minimal price you can either go in and wander around on your own or you can get an in-depth tour from Dennis the History Professor...More

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smkozlow
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Response from Michelle J | Reviewed this property |
Not that I remember, but there was a lot of information in the museum and I might have missed that fact. The court house museum might address that question.
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