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A sugar cane plantation village with 30 homes open to the public for viewing.
94-695 Waipahu St, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-2601
+1 808-677-0110
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Don't get me wrong it is interesting and its perfectly set up the grounds are very nice. . The tour could though be shortened if the guide did not repeat the same thing over and over again. I understand that they are volunteers so that...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank HULA2613
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Excellent spot off the beaten path. Probably the highlight of our trip to Oahu thanks to the incredible tour guide who had a wealth of knowledge about the immigrant workers who came to the island to work on the sugar plantations.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Lloyd P
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited today and so glad we did. Our guide (Jim/James?) was in his 70's and grew up in the Village. His historical perspective and ability to get you to visualise how life was in the early 1940's was amazing. He clearly had an interesting life...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank AucklandMike318
Reviewed June 5, 2016

Although out of the way, this was a very worthwhile visit. Each "house" around the village was themed around the ethnicity of the families who would have lived there: Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Filipino. These were not the huge plantation homes of the southern US; they...More

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank HonoluluTraveler_9
Reviewed May 12, 2016

My husband and I were on the 10 am tour. The final tour of the day starts at 2 pm. There are tours every hour on the hour. Our guide was Roy, a retired educator. He was very knowledgable. The first thing he showed us...More

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank janc468
Reviewed April 18, 2016

This is off of the beaten path but well worth locating and experiencing. It is an "outdoor museum" of the life and times of the early sugar plantation workers.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Loved it! Knowledgable, friendly, engaging guide. Small tour groups taken on fascinating journey into the past where we saw the houses where sugar plantation workers lived in the 19th and early 20th centuries and many artifacts of their cultures. Many of the Asian ethnic groups...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank MJM1954
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful wonderful experience! Brenda our tour guide was a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of the plantation and the many waves of laborers brought in to work the fields. We loved all the history.! Thank you Brenda and Hawaiian Plantation Village.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed March 17, 2016

This attraction is an area that recreates the life of early immigrants who came to work in the sugar cane fields. Each building represents the home one of the groups that came over including Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Okinawan, Puerto Rican, and Filipino. Inside the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
3  Thank EnjoyTraveling64
Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something to do in Waipahu and stumbled upon this treasure. They offer hour long tours each hour. When we arrived, we had to wait a few minutes because the portable trailer that serves as their office was closed while the one...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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November 17, 2017|
Response from AprilFool27 | Reviewed this property |
When we went, they did close after the last tour which we were on. The village would not be meaningful without a tour and I would encourage going in the afternoon as they cater to school groups. This was a surprisingly... More