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Kona Coffee Living History 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...more
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82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203
+1 808-323-3222
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I want to start off saying that this review is NOT a reflection of the staff. The staff was very friendly. I was really looking forward to going. The looking forward to it was probably the most exciting part for me. I was extremely disappointed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The "actor" in the kitchen actually worked on a similar farm nearby and new the residents of this farm personally. She told the story of life in Kona on the farm straight from the heart.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank josephh633
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here for an hour on Friday. A kind, amicable lady was giving demonstrations in the farmhouse kitchen - she was kind to get the little kids involved. Barry was outside roasting coffee beans, letting all take a turn at roasting while he...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scubagirl999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting outdoor, living museum that highlights the early days of coffee farms. The farm house and coffee mill interpreters are knowledgeable, informative and friendly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 624MikeP624
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little skeptical at beginning but it turned out to be one of the best experiences in Big Island. Such a wonderful crew who passionately made everyone in our group ( young and old) be part of quite a vivid experience. Japanese lady...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 883maksiml
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this place is great (especially the people). learn about the history of the region with an authentic Japanese-style house in the coffee area. Enjoyed flower arranging, fresh oranges, etc etc

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnZ578
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is so much more than I expected!!! In addition to the information about coffee, there was a fascinating demonstration on the life of the Japanese people who worked on the plantation in the early 1900s. What a tough hard life they had!! We also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WWEsharon
Reviewed 7 December 2018

This site is beautifuly kept. There were two guides, one was a retired coffee grower, who talked us through how the coffee was grown and how the coffee beans used to be processed. The second guide took us through the dwelling and gave us a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank S F
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

We visited this farm. It was an excellent history of coffe production and living conditions on the island in early 1900’s. Well worth the cost of admission.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 347duncand
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This is a non-profit maintained farm that is educationally oriented. The site is small but raises various fruits and vegetables besides coffee and Macadamia nuts. The point is to see all the various crops and flowers in a natural setting where you can speak with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Matthew S
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24 June 2018|
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Response from achunder | Reviewed this property |
Nope no ticket necessary. Walk in and enjoy Surprisingly their gift shop has cheap merchandise and my daughter got a Hawaiian dress from there
20 January 2017|
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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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