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Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
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Kona Historical Society's Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook is a "must see" Hawaii attraction and the only living history coffee farm in the nation. Stroll through this Smithsonian-affiliated, outdoor museum that tells the story of Kona's Japanese immigrants that became Kona's coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. A self-guided experience, you're free to walk among the coffee trees, meet a "Kona Nightingale", or watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Visit the original 1920's farmhouse where you may find the homemaker starting the fire to cook rice or making musubi for the farmer's lunch. "Talk story" along the way with living history interpreters and discover the story behind Kona's gourmet crop.
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82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We passed this place and decided to try it. We went early and it was uncrowded. You first get a tour of the coffee farm with the guide detailing how coffee is made and how the farming family who lived here toiled from dawn to...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love history and we love coffee so this was an amazing way to kick off our trip. We were tired the day after we arrived so we didn't want to venture far from Kona. This was perfect. Loved exploring the farm and loved the...More

Thank Michelle D
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yay! We're super glad you had such a great experience! Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place to learn about the history of Kona coffee. Beautiful park site. The staff are very knowledgeable and personable with great education programs. Nice programs on what life was like on a coffee plantation in the 1930’s with costumed living history staff. You...More

Thank James M
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting us! It was great to meet you. We'll see you again next year, we hope. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit here exceeded all of our expectations! It's a beautiful coffee farm and it was so interesting to hear the history of the farm from the various guides at the coffee mill and the farm house. We enjoyed picking fresh oranges to try too...More

Thank CDDD17
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind and informative review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit if you are a coffee lover. Many choices of coffee to try and a cute gift shop to complete your purchases. Close to the Captain Cook monument. Interesting stop.

Thank 524Mary32
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you stopped by to visit. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really loved the living history interpreters. The coffee grower demonstrated in detail the process of growing, harvesting, drying, and bagging the beans. The Japanese house and the lady of the house were very interesting. The furnishings were unique. We also were there when they...More

1  Thank LankyOmaha
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Awesome! You got to participate in the Hands on History. Thank you for the nice review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barry and Pauline were the living history interpreters of the farm. They were absolutely the best. They answered every question threw at them. This was a wonderful old coffee farm turned museum. It is wonderful to see the coffee bushes, orange trees and all other...More

1  Thank Emmasjimmybear
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We'll be sure to share this review with Barry & Pauline. This kind of feedback means the world to our hard working staff. Thank you!

Reviewed 9 December 2017

We visited the farm at 1220pm. It is a self guided tour but there is guide around who will share the process of harvesting and processing coffee beans , and also showing us the location of macademia trees and tasting the fruit raw (taste like...More

Thank ChristopherTraveller
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

You came at the right time of year for picking oranges--winter. We've had a bumper crop and are glad we were able to help your in-laws check something off their bucket list.

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Careful, you can drive right passed this little gem. It is actually behind a white building right gong of the highway. Best part of the tour (besides being free) was the great history lesson given by a young lady who has been the docent for...More

Thank Werner F
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

We're so glad you got a chance to visit our special farm and walk away with an appreciation for Kona's history and a nice caffeine buzz. :)

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

It’s great to see both the old coffee farm and the traditional Japanese farmers’ lifestyle. All guides were very nice and learned a lot about coffee!

Thank Faye W
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you, Faye! Glad you had a nice visit.

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judy1827
20 January 2017|
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Response from konahistorical | Property representative |
The Kona Coffee Living History Farm is on Highway 11 (also known as Mamalahoa Hwy) between milemarkers 110 and 111. Hope that helps!
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Dawn H
9 February 2016|
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Response from RiverCajun | Reviewed this property |
Can be fun. Involves a bit of walking and if the sun is out on a day the trades aren't blowing a bit, can be very warm. Moves at a good pace and there are things kids can do along the way. If the 7 year old gets bored... More
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