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Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum

4050 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-8600
+1 808-245-3202
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Interesting tour, more about the family than about a plantation

You'll learn more about the Wilcox family than about running of a sugar plantation, but the family... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
texafornian66
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San Anselmo, California
Surprisingly wonderful!

We booked this at the last minute while on a Hawaiian island cruise in September. We were just... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Andrea R
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Atlanta, Georgia
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This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the original family mansion, the worker's quarters and many fine gardens.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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4050 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-8600
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll learn more about the Wilcox family than about running of a sugar plantation, but the family was big movers and shakers on Kauai (in area of public health, for ex.) so it's like a little history of Kauai tour. All the areas visited were...More

Thank texafornian66
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We booked this at the last minute while on a Hawaiian island cruise in September. We were just looking for something to do since we'd procrastinated and don't like paying the high cruise ship excursion prices. When we arrived, our expectations were pretty minimal based...More

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Grove Farm was a great look into the now extinct Sugar Cane Plantation. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous. There are multiple building to explore across a large field. There is a lot of walking so be prepared. I was on crutchesabd did what I could...More

Thank dcdrj2
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The website is misleading on what you will see. Some of the buildings were interesting but the docent spent too much time giving out minor tidbits that were of no interest. She also found it difficult to answer questions that were asked. The website said...More

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We took the 10am tour of the house and grounds. Our tour guide was very informative and did his best to answer any and all questions that we might have. The sugar 'cookies' that everyone talks about were not really cookies in my opinion. They...More

Thank RoaringCrab
Reviewed 23 August 2017

When we drove up for our reserved walking tour our 12 year old daughter just rolled her eyes but when we left two hours later she was grinning and babbling about all the things she saw. It didn't hurt that the plantation is home to...More

Thank Sally T
Reviewed 11 July 2017

What a great experience! Our guide(David-I think) was entertaining and very knowledgeable of the family's history, the impact on Kauai, and of the sugar industry on the islands. The beauty of collections, people who loved the family, and the beautiful grounds is worth the time...More

Thank Lisa Marie G
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Spent quite a bit of time going through this old sugar plantation. Admission is $20 each, with tours on only certain days of the week, so you must make reservations ahead of time. You get a volunteer tour guide who takes you through the various...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 16 June 2017

My wife and I are glad we spent about 2 hours on this tour. If you like history, you will probably enjoy the visit to Grove Farm. The docent related many things about the people who lived on this farm -- many with the surname...More

Thank DWbiker
Mabel I, Secretary at Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Aloha, Thank you for your kind words. I'm responding to let you know that Grove Farm museum is not owned or supported by Steve Case. Along with the Waioli Mission House museum in Hanalei and other historic sites, Grove Farm museum was left in trust...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a trip back in time, back to nature to see how locals lived in a by gone era. Fun stop off the beaten path. Lush plants and landscaping that is stunning. Houses to tour and history to be learned.

Thank Ruthann K
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