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“A little Maui history”

Wo Hing Temple Museum
Ranked #49 of 124 things to do in Lahaina
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Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A little Maui history”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

It's a neat old building with some interesting information about the Chinese community in Hawaii. There is a little theatre which shows old films of Hawaii taken by Thomas Edison-they were very cool.

Visited April 2013
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“Wo Hing Temple Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

It’s a small museum but it’s very informative about the history of Chinese immigration to Maui. There is a good display about Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s time in Hawaii.

Black and white film clips of Hawaii shot by Thomas Edison played on a big screen TV in the “Cookhouse” was quite interesting. Admission to the museum was $7 which is also good for admission to the Historic Baldwin House Museum a few blocks away.

Visited January 2013
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Minnesota
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“Interesting museum and great Edison movies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

This museum is so interesting in highlighting the Chinese immigration into Hawaii. The viewing of Edison's early movies of the islands were wonderful. This is definitely worth looking at along with the other two museums that are on the passport that you can purchase.

Visited February 2013
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Walla Walla, Washington
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“China and Edison”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Chinese immigrates we're key to the economic development of Lahaina and the Wo Hing offers an exceptional record of ot. The old cook shack out back features an early Edison film of Lahaina at the turn of the last century. Not to be missed, but often is.

Visited February 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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“A jewel box museum too often overlooked”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

We have walked by this museum a number of times and finally stopped in. Wish we had done this sooner. What a fascinating journey through history! The Thomas Edison movies would have been worth the price of admission alone; as mentioned in other reviews, pay one admission and you can visit the Baldwin House as well. The movies play on a continuous loop; please do not leave when the Edison films are complete but rather wait until you see the entire video. Helpful, gracious staff completed this lovely visit.

Visited February 2013
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