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Bailey House Museum

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Address: 2375A Main St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1661
Phone Number: +1 808-244-3326
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Hale Hoʻikeʻike is a history museum which showcases the largest collection...

Hale Hoʻikeʻike is a history museum which showcases the largest collection of Hawaiian Antiquities on Maui. Located on the site of Kahekili's Royal Residence, Hale Hoʻikeʻike houses artifacts from Hawaii's pre-western contact era, missionary era, Monarchy era, and plantation era. Situated just on the way to Iao Valley State Park it is a stop you will not want to miss.

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Interesting historical missionary home and school

Small museum with excellent docents who will give you an informative tour, then let you wander on your own and find them again for questions. Worth the time if you are interested... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
avidreader17
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Kula, Hawaii
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place to visit to get Hawaiian historical information. Great exhibits and a very helpful and cordial group of people that work there.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small museum with excellent docents who will give you an informative tour, then let you wander on your own and find them again for questions. Worth the time if you are interested in the history of Maui. Really informative movie about the Hawaiian royalty from the first European contact to the last king and queen of the islands. The natives... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bailey House Museum is nestled in the Iao Valley, so it's definitely worth the stop if you're already going to the Iao Valley State park and you're interested in the history of Hawaii. In terms of museum quality, it's a little rough around the edges. Bailey House does, however, pack itself with information about Hawaiian history and culture from... More 

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Thank Leann G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of five visited the Bailey House Museum. Very enjoyable to learn about old Maui and settlement by the missionaries. We purchased some lovely Hawaiian souvenirs at the gift shop.

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Strawberry, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the 5th item of a discount deal we purchased through Atlantis submarines. The Bailey house is a beautiful setting in downtown Wailuku. Lots of historical information about the building and the reasons for its founding. A long video in the former bunk house is very dry but full of information about the monarchy of Hawaii. A short trip... More 

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Clio, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We came on a rainy day and missed the garden. The house is a good look at Hawaii after contact and before the airlines landed.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The tour was fun and informative. However, I discovered that the docents know a ton more about what happened in history, and if you go on a slow day they are happy to talk to you and give you more information. What a fun way to spend an hour!

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Thank Teresa F
El Paso, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Small museum that has a charm all it's own. Furthered our knowledge about life on the island from different perspectives. This is the oldest house still standing on the island. Staff is very knowledgeable and engaging. They gave us information relating to the house and other activities around the island. This museum has small, beautiful grounds. There is limited parking... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I simply like small museums that are trying to preserve the local history and this one works well. A little bit of history, a little bit of old housing, a little bit of preserved art created by the old inhabitant of the house AND one of the DUKE'S old surfboards. How that fit in with the museum dedicated to a... More 

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Thank AugieD0ggie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Small museum, but there is a decent amount to see within. Would recommend as a time filler or a rainy day thing.

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