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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
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I went to Sunday service at this church; friendly people, Bible centered preaching. The church was built in the 1820 . After the service they give a history talk about the church building, the history of missionary work in Hawaii and some customs. It’s a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lois M
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the good things is that it's conveniently located in the Kona village and directly across the street from the Hulihe'e Palace. There is no admission to take a visit intros, the first Christian church built in Hawaii. It's a beautiful place and is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth have a peek inside this old building that was built with not one nail!! the craftsmanship will have you amazed and check out the turning windows and the pretty grounds

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank crazyone2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This white church is the first catholic church in Kona city, it now transforms to be open air museum with interesting stories about renovation of once termite eaten wooden structure and replica of first ship (Brigs of thaddeaus) which first landed on Kailua bay of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mokuaikaua Church is a part of history you don't want to miss. It sits in the heart of Kailua Kona Village, adjacent to the Hulihe'e Palace, and it offers a historic look into the introduction of Christianity to the Hawaiian Islands. The interior is just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robin A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just across the road from the palace and close to town this is an interesting place to visit and to check out the model boat

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tony B
Reviewed November 7, 2018

On the Main Street of Kona and we’ll worth a quick look inside when a service is not going on. A visit for an actual service would something I’d like to experience.Acrossthe street is a governor’s house at one time with a few artifacts to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank garyd210
Reviewed October 16, 2018

I have passed by this church several times while in Kona without stopping. Big mistake! The Missionary period of Hawaii has lots of painful history for the Hawaiians, make no mistake about that. But here in the center of Party Town Kona this 1830’s structure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian G
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Hawaii’s first Christian Church was established in 1820. The congregation is composed of 200 families with some of their roots dating back to its origins. The wooden church was designated one of the 11 most endangered historic places by The National Trust Historic Preservation. Stop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 58randyt
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Oldest church in Hawaii. Beautiful old rock wall church. Parking limited, you may need to park on Alii st.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jody R
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Yes services still held but we were there on a weekday.
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