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Small museum of American Samoan culture

There is some free street parking in the area. It is a small museum with no admission fee. You may... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
ransom007
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Anaheim, California
It is fine

This is a quaint museum with some interesting exhibits just don't expect the Smithsonian. The... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Vandieman111
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Adelaide, Australia
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Originally a Naval Commissary during World War II, this building is now a museum with an excellent collection of Samoan artifacts and handicrafts.
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| Village of Fagatogo, Pago Pago, Tutuila 96799-1540, American Samoa
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+1 684-633-4347
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

The displays were helpful in understanding the history of the island and islanders. We did not have any interactions with staff.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

There is some free street parking in the area. It is a small museum with no admission fee. You may leave a contribution in the box near the entrance. The museum has artifacts about American Samoa. Not only the culture and people but also the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is a quaint museum with some interesting exhibits just don't expect the Smithsonian. The herbal medicine section is interesting.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

It's a small museum but we found it interesting and they are renovating at present so it will be better. The lady working there was so friendly and gave us lots of information on the local history and explained the different artefacts and the story...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nanette132
Reviewed January 19, 2017

A great stop on the tours for a short time to see the Samoan culture on display. Not a large museum but understated in some ways as the displays are representative of a time gone by. It was conveniently located and easy to find.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank LVOldTimer
Reviewed October 6, 2016

I'd like to say I really enjoyed the Jean P. Haydon Museum, but I can't. Overall I found the condition of the artifacts to be rather poor, the variety relatively limited, and the lighting in the exhibit areas rather dim. Perhaps it's just that I...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Robert H
Reviewed April 13, 2016

This is a nice 1-2 hour stop as you walk about the busy harbor area. Air-conditioned display area features artifacts from ancient settlers, the tuna industry, kings, and (oddly) a moon rock.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Joe58156
Reviewed April 4, 2016

This nice little museum is conveniently located near the cruise ship pier. Very easy walk. Stop in and enjoy. Some really nice models of early Polynesian canoes. Other exhibits leave it to your imagination to determine just what they are. Should have more in the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Michael P
Reviewed March 29, 2016

We travelled throughout the South Seas and saw many museums, and as a boater, I love seeing the boating displays. I would say this outrigger canoe was the best: gorgeous wood, fastened together in traditional ways--native twine covered over in sap. The museum is free...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank 34oceanspirit
Reviewed December 19, 2015

We could not tour as scaffolding covered everything. Only the outside was visible. Must admit that we watched for awhile. Private buses with wild decorations are available.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Gina S
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