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“Old World Plantation”

Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum
Ranked #15 of 55 things to do in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the original family mansion, the worker's quarters and many fine gardens.
Reviewed January 22, 2012

It's like you pretty much travel back in time to learn about the Wilcox Estate. The guides are all knowledgeable and friendly. The property is gorgeous! Wear shoes that come off easily (sandals and such) because you have to take them off to enter the home!

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Some of our best interior pictures come inside Grove Farm.
It’s a nice visit. You can see everything inside an hour.

Thank SixPipes
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

Our tour of the Grove Farm was one of our most enjoyable activities while in Kauai. The former sugar plantation is very well preserved, and the tour guide extremely informative and made the history, family and farm activities come alive with his comments. I loved the grounds, family mansion, workers quarters, animals, garden and especially the cats--100s of them! The trust stated that the cats must be fed at 3pm every day, and they knew when the time was right. It was delightful seeing the cats with the chickens. A litter had been born in the chicken coop in the egg nest--they thought they were chickens. I saw one cat jump into the coop and was rubbing all over the rooster and hens. Just stopping by to say hello and give a little love rub. The tour ended with delicious tea and cookies. We all walked away with a smile on our faces. Highly recommend the tour. $20 donation is requested and worth it to keep this gem surviving. Reservations recommended.

3  Thank OnTheGoSunnyvale_CA
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

Grove Farm Homestead Tour $20.00 each – I am soooo glad we finally did this tour. This is the Wilcox home. The house, grounds, even the outbuildings have been kept EXACTLY they way they were. The tour is only 2 hours and I could have spent all day – I LOVE history. The house is gorgeous and absolutely FILLED with stuff as ALL the Wilcox(s) collected. The house has hand waxed Ohia wood floors. Our docent (guide) was Annelise. She’s been on Kauai for over 40 years and has long been affiliated with Grove Farm. There were only 4 of us on the tour, so it was real personal. 5 stars

2  Thank 3chihuahuas
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

We had scheduled a visit to Grove Farm on our last day before flying home and were not prepared for the $20 per person charge when their website said it was $5. Even though they stated this was a "suggested donation" they insisted at the door we pay this. There was no offer of an apology - no discount for seniors or anyone - and no honoring what their website had stated. We were turned away. This increase is outrageous at best and very poorly handled at the door. We don't care how "wonderful" this tour may have been - we feel that all concerned poorly handled this situation. We were very disappointed!

4  Thank pcdane2
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