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“Nice Historical Attraction”

Baldwin Home Museum
Ranked #36 of 130 things to do in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
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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 September 6, 2007

The Baldwin Mission Home on Front Street isn't very big but offers an excellent look at early missionary life in Hawaii. There are only three or four rooms and you can't go upstairs, but the artifacts are interesting and the price is reasonable (about $5 for two). There aren't a lot of other opportunities to have that "Colonial Williamsburg" type experience in Hawaii. The best thing about this place are the very pleasant and friendly aunties who work there - the nicest people we met on Maui. If business is slow they are quite willing to "talk story" with you. I suspect this is because they come from a generation when "aloha" really meant something and wasn't just a marketing slogan like it is for the often jaded younger generations of local people.

2  Thank malandinara
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Reviewed February 17, 2007

Whenever we go to Maui, we always go to the Baldwin home to see Emma, the doll. She has an aspirin tablet head. Can we start an Emma fan club?

1  Thank Maui140
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Reviewed January 19, 2006

The Baldwin family did not interest us. The woman giving the tour was nice, but she didn't make it interesting, and she spoke only of the family. I was expecting a little Hawaiian history to be included, but that was not a part of this museum. It wasn't expensive to get in, thankfully, but the woman rambled on , and I felt I wasted a lot of time in there. Of course I could not just walk out on her, but my husband helped out by walking into another room while she was talking, to give the hint that we were ready to go. Sometimes she got it and sometimes she didn't.
Anyway, if you're really interested in the Baldwin's by all means, check it out. Otherwise, take a picture from the outside and do something more fun, like play under the Banyan tree.

4  Thank cajunawlins
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Reviewed August 3, 2017
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