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Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.
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75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
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All reviews koa wood lava rock hulihe'e palace worth a visit interesting history hawaiian islands historic place sunday service hawaiian language scale model piece of history beautiful building quick look ali'i drive open to the public on display downtown kona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a classical example of early Hawaiian life and worship. This is NOT the original structure was partially destroyed by several fires. However, the building materials are authentic since they were re-used. The interior is simple, a bit on the dark side due to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hansulricha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a nice catholic church to stop in and visit. The grounds and church are well maintained, there is no entrance fee. Stop for reflection and to see the inside and grounds- note the small cemetery on the grounds.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank World_Wide_Guide
Reviewed March 21, 2019

There is not a lot to see, so the visit doesn't take too long. It is cool inside, interesting, and has a person who knows who can tell you the history or answer all of your questions. Worth a stop.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michele J
Reviewed March 19, 2019

We attended the late service, which was billed as "traditional." I was disappointed that there wasn't more singing in Hawaiian; only the doxology and a final number were sung in the native tongue. Otherwise, it was a good service. We were made to feel welcome...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank writeonOntario
Reviewed March 14, 2019

This was a quick tourist stop for us, and self guided. There is so much history about the church and it is a jewel from the past. It's right across the street from the Palace, so do stop in. Do the palace first.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank VictoriaM0617
Reviewed March 10, 2019

If you are interested in historic sites, Mokuaikaua Church is worth a visit. There is some historical info in the back room including articles and clippings, a model of the ship the missionaries arrived on, as well as a video presentation running. You can spend...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AlisonAnnie
Reviewed March 3, 2019

This is MORE THAN a Tourist church for viewing, but an actively used church for worshiping God. The membership has volunteer members that give you a brief history of the church and encourage you to look around. The grounds are well maintained and beautifully groomed.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Keith Y
Reviewed March 3, 2019

This is an amazing structure to behold from the outside. Inside is beautiful as well. Attended the 9 o'clock service. Was welcomed by friendly greeters. The service was relaxed and very moving. The worship music was Spirit filled. Just happen to be walking by when...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dorothy D
Reviewed March 2, 2019

Besides being the oldest Christian Church in the Hawaiian Islands, Mokuaikaua is also notable for two other reasons: in the rear of the church is a large scale-model of the Thaddeus, the ship which sailed the Thurstons and other missionaries from England and brought Christianity...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dunadan
Reviewed January 2, 2019

If you are shopping in downtown Kona on Alii, you will pass this church. We have passed it many times over the years and have never gone in. At least go in for a few minutes and read about the history of the church. Very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from deejay2789 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 2 services on Sunday...9 AM and 11 AM. The 11 AM is more traditional with even 1 or 2 hymns sung by the small choir in the Hawaiian language. Enjoyed the music, the message and the warm welcome from the regular... More
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