We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bailey House Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2375 A Main St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: +1 808-244-3326
Website
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$149*
and up
Maui Value Pass
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 95 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
An intersting look at "old Hawaii"

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2016
Dave_in_Clio
,
Clio, California
Add Photo Write a Review

95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 93: English reviews
Strawberry, Arizona
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank Danna B
Clio, California
Level Contributor
134 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Dave_in_Clio
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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!

Helpful?
Thank Teresa F
El Paso, TX
Level Contributor
65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Hilda1828
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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 

Helpful?
Thank AugieD0ggie
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Carl D
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Not spectacular by any means but something to do to kill some time on a rainy day. I found the lei display interesting. The staff was engaging and informative. The building construction was interest with really really thick walls.

Helpful?
Thank Barb T
Level Contributor
102 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

The house was a missionary school and then the home of a missionary family. It focuses on both what life was like for missionaries and for the Hawaiian people. We spent a very pleasant hour here.

Helpful?
Thank Joelaustin7
Indio, California
Level Contributor
378 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This house and gardens are very interesting to see. Has many artifacts, furniture and history. This was also the Wailuku Female Seminary opened in 1837 to educate Hawaiian girls. It also has the Chase Fisher Memorial Gardens. There is a canoe on display made from KOA wood and Duke Kahanamoke ( the father of surfing) redwood surfboard on display with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jim K
San Ramon, California
Level Contributor
152 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

A quaint museum with a private tour on the day we arrived. We were escorted through the displays and were given additional insights into the history of the island, it's people and some fascinating artifacts. Anyone interested in history and the arts will enjoy this place.

Helpful?
Thank Robert S

Travelers who viewed Bailey House Museum also viewed

 

Been to Bailey House Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bailey House Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?