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“Small museum - not worth the visit”

Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House
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$153.24*
and up
Maui Value Pass
Ranked #12 of 50 things to do in Wailuku
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Hale Hoʻikeʻike is a history museum which showcases the largest collection of Hawaiian Antiquities on Maui. Located on the site of Kahekili's Royal Residence, Hale Hoʻikeʻike houses artifacts from Hawaii's pre-western contact era, missionary era, Monarchy era, and plantation era. Situated just on the way to Iao Valley State Park it is a stop you will not want to miss.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 2, 2012

I stopped into this museum with my parents. I was a bit concerned by the mixed reviews on trip advisor. This is the first thing I have done on this trip that I regret. The $7 admission fee is too much for the exhibits available. There are some nice paintings ad a few hawaiian artifacts, but that is it.

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Reviewed February 26, 2012

if you care about the history of the state at all. "klein aber fein" as a German review written in this section puts it is quite correct. Docent gave a very nice intro. It's a very good representation of how early missionaries to Hawaii handled themselves and their dealings with Hawaiians and with the perceived mission to educate Hawaiians. Photos, artifacts, furniture of the period, the buildings themselves--all important to any understanding of the beginning of American imperialism and conquest of the Islands.

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

I'm a Quilter, so this was a joy for me. It also has a good overview of the history of Hawaii in the 1900s.

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Reviewed January 7, 2012

Small museum that will only take you 30 or so minutes. Some interesting artifacts, but nothing is dated. Travis was the curator there, super friendly and warm. Nice gift shop and pretty grounds to wander.

Thank floridabeyondusa
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Reviewed December 25, 2011

I’d like to “Thank” the Bailey house Museum for hosting this year’s Christmas Show. Wow, it was one of the highlights of our trip. I found it by going through a Maui calendar booklet and my husband was all up for it.

Here we sat down in the backyard of the museum and watched Ukulele Pops band of Maui with Mele Fong and Richard Tom opened up the stages with many Hawaiian Christmas songs, then followed with Uncle Richard Ho’opi’I, George Kahumoku, Aunty Iola’s Balubar and Halau Hula O Keola-Ali’iokekai, Bob Wills and Carolers from “A Christmas Carol”, “The Mad Bagpier” Roger Mckinley and Company. In the meantime, the Maui Madrigal all dressed up and sang carols inside Bailey House. Richard Ho’opi’I himself cooked up some kalua pork and other Hawaiian foods while his family helped out. There were other vendors selling variety of greeting cards and other gift items; Lei Making, and Lauhala Weaving, etc.

It was such a treat. My husband kept thanking me for finding this event. And all my thanks to the Bailey Museum sponsors and supporter.

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