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“Peaceful view of history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bailey House Museum

Bailey House Museum
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$149*
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Maui Value Pass
Ranked #13 of 42 things to do in Wailuku
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Kingston, Canada
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39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Peaceful view of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Lots of interesting artifacts in the home of a missionary with diverse interests. Ask questions of the staff, and learn more about how Hawaii was when it took months to get there.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Rick R
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Sidney, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“January 25, 2013 Moonlight Concert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The moonlight concert was a real Hawaiian treat. Excellent music outside in perfect weather. A few patrons were distracting (not an event you want to bring a hyperactive child to), but on the whole a great experience.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Greg F
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Phoenix, Arizona
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200 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Display interesting blend of native and missionary cultures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Certainly the natives were not appreciative of the English missionaries who came to "save" them, but the Bailey family contributed in more ways than just religious conversion. This informative museum on beautifull-kept grounds is a great learning experience for young and not-so-young. It is not a large establishment, and a couple of hours is more than sufficient.
Well worth the small admission fee!

Visited December 2012
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6 Thank JARPHX
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San Jose, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“diane E”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Visiting the Bailey Museum was a really enjoyable addition to our trip. The home and the history was wonderful. The Bailey home is on a beautiful site. The kind of home you can imagine living in, in years past.
Jake, the docent has a wonderful way of sharing the history of the this place and of ancient history on the island of Maui.
Next,
continue up the hill to Ioa Valley. Its is quite amazing! A wonderful hike into the green, lush forests. Very safe, can take your children.

Visited October 2012
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4 Thank Diane E
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Meridian, Idaho
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent adventure into Hawaiian culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is a small but excellent insight into Hawaiian culture. Jake, our docent, has a real passion for his Hawaiian history. So much infformation inside and out. Well worth the time and trip. Look for the signs on road to Iao Valley.

Visited October 2012
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5 Thank sdnancy
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