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“A peek at 1800's life on the island”

Baldwin Home Museum
Ranked #28 of 126 things to do in Lahaina
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Owner description: The Baldwin Home was built in 1834 and served as the home of a practicing physician, Rev. Dwight Baldwin who is credited for saving the people of Maui, Molokai and Lanai from the scourge of smallpox during the terrible epidemic of 1853. The home itself, its household furniture, aged photographs, artifacts, displays and library present a fascinating picture of the busy Sandwich Isles life as lived by a missionary who was both a physician and a constructive community force.
Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Baldwin Home Museum is a nicely preserved missionary house from the mid-1800's. What you'll find here is a house still setup with the same furniture and such as it would've been when the Baldwin family originally lived here. The home has been passed down to the preservation society so that this bit of history can be forever preserved.

You'll find maybe a half dozen rooms all still furnished. You can wonder around as much as you like, no guided tours here nor are the needed. Spend as much or as little time as you like.

Doesn't sound like your cup of tea? Then skip it, this isn't a must see. But if you have some time to kill, this is an easy stop while you're wandering around Lahaina. The price of admission is cheap and covers both this house and the Wo Hing Museum down the street.

2  Thank Ricky L
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Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

My wife's family has Hawaiian roots beginning about the same time as the Baldwin clan so this museum holds a special place for our family. The house is well preserved and the guides well versed in their history. But, the highlight is talking with the older staff members who remember the same time and people as our relatives. That makes this place a bit special. Worth the time and few dollars to catch a glimpse of the past. Don't forget to ask a few questions, there is more there than meets the eye.

1  Thank Dcsouthwickjr
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We found the Baldwin House to be very interesting history of the missionary efforts on the island. There seems to be opposing views on the missionaries. In one area we read how the missionaries ruined the local culture with their "religon" then in another area we read how Dr. Baldwin helped stop a small pox outbreak and saved many lives in addition to all the other good things he and his family did while they were there. If you would like a well rounded perspective on this part of Hawiian history, take the time to go through the exhibits and read all the history.

1  Thank UWPPioneer
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The docents were wonderfully informational and the purchase of the passport for this, the Wo Hing and the Sugar museum is worthwhile.

Thank Minnesota42
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Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

I basically paid 7 dollars to walk around 4 rooms with 1800's furniture. Nothing special about it. If you have time to kill, and check it out, and but your not missing anything if you can't make it.

Thank Shannon P
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