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Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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553 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-3002
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were totally unaware of this attraction until we saw in listed in a local brochure. It is fantastic. The history is extremely interesting and the buildings and artifacts are well worth seeing. We took a guided tour and the docent (Martha, I think) was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank littletm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No point for this place to be open at 10:00 when you have to wait until 11:00 for a tour. Yes they have a small expensive gift shop so that takes 5 minutes. You CAN NOT do a self guided tour of the inside of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JoleneLad32
Reviewed July 12, 2019

In the 1820's missionaries arrived in Hawaii to pass on Christian teachings because it would benefit the locals. The Hawaiians were open to the introduction because the kapu system had been stopped by Liholiho. I think the statement that "after their service the missionaries often...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

This was 4th grade class visit/field trip....the "guides" were outstanding...really knew how to handle the kids and explain the important aspects of the museum.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank makalapa1
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Visiting this historic site is a must for anyone interested in Hawaiian history. The docent is extremely knowledgable and shares many historic tidbits-bits not found in history books. They also have a great gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ela F
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This is the authentic setting of 19th century history with buildings still standing.These buildings are just a few blocks from Iolani Palace on King St. The dioramas of the village through time were very interesting. Hearing that Hawaiian Henry Opukaha'ia inspired the missionaries to carry...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

To get here, I took bus no 2 from Kuhio Avenue and got off at the corner of S. Beretania and Alapai Streets. It wasn’t that easy to find from the bus stop and I had to ask passers-by for directions. But even that was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Artfornodriving
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

The most disjointed ramble by a "guide" I have ever endured. People left the "tour" long before it was anywhere near finished.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stewartr51
Reviewed August 2, 2018

building tour with a superb staff. Local ceramic dishes abound in the gift shop along with a selection of local history books. The tour is guided.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jim H
Reviewed July 10, 2018

More building works are underway to ensure this important part of Hawaii's history is comprehensive. The tours are good but we had already done one so we just wandered through the houses remembering the details. The shop has some very interesting books on sale.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Llewellyn53
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