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Mokuaikaua Church

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75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
+1 808-329-0655
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Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.
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75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
+1 808-329-0655
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The church building dates to 1835. There is an excellent historical room at the back of the sanctuary giving an overview of the missionaries' arrival and activities in 1820

Thank raytrav
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is beautiful, tons of koa wood and a great model ship. Lots of history here, great to walk through.

Thank LilikoiVolcano
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is across the street from the Palace and is on the end of a touristy street. There is parking nearby. Inside the church there is a television that automatically plays about four relatively short videos that explain the history of the church. I...More

Thank accidentaltrvlr
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Very well maintained. I enjoyed my visit to Mokuaikaua Church, They have a video on a loop playing in the vestibule, on a loup, explaining the history of the church. the walls are up to 15' at some points, thus it's cool inside. There's a...More

Thank Dale S
Reviewed June 15, 2017

If walking on Ali street in Kona why not stop by this interesting historical building? Doesn't take long and nice diversion from the sort of tacky shops along the street

Thank 676Mike
Reviewed June 7, 2017

We stopped in to see this lovely, historic church. The volunteer was very nice and informative. We liked the video, replica of the ship and other information that was presented.

Thank Debrobbins
Reviewed May 25, 2017

We were walking from dinner and saw the doors of the church open. We decided to go in. The choir was practicing and sounded like beautiful angels. We sat in a pew and listened for a bit. Very nice. We read about the history of...More

Thank Winggal222
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Like many things in Hawaii's history this church, the first on the big island (maybe all of Hawaii) was very interesting. They have a video loop that explains alot about how it was built, used, restored and its importance. It is directly across the street...More

1  Thank rickol948
Reviewed May 14, 2017

This is so worth a visit. This is where it all started. The very 1st Christian church tracing its history to the arrival of the first missionaries. It is in its original architecture with stone and lava rock and then inside it is all decorated...More

Thank Susy C
Reviewed May 12, 2017

This is where it started. The very first Christian church in Hawaii traces it's history to the arrival of the first missionaries to Hawaii, April 1820. Enjoy the service, the music, the aloha, the people.

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Jody R
May 10, 2015|
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Response from gwgMimsFlorida | Reviewed this property |
Yes services still held but we were there on a weekday.