Hauola Stone
Hauola Stone
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dgbg100106
Odenton, MD1,698 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Hauola Stone is a large stone, in the shape of a low-backed chair and believed by Hawaiians to hold healing powers. It sits in Lahaina harbor where the sea and the underground freshwater meet. Right in front of the old Taro patch which is in front of the Library.

We did find this area completely overtaken with homeless people but we were able to walk over to where the stone is.

The chair was hard to see at first since we were there at high tide, but we finally were able to make it out.

We read that during the 14th and 15th centuries, the ancient Hawaiians used this stone, as a birthing stone for royalty. When the chief’s ‘wife was ready to give birth, her attendants would help her into the stone, assist in delivering her child, and witness the birth.

If you are downtown in the waterfront area it is easy to find.
Written 5 January 2020
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LJL2
Indianapolis, United States8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Small place, looks bigger in pictures, but nice stop on our shopping in Lahaina day. Make sure to catch it when you go see the banyan tree.
Written 7 November 2019
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Robert P
Chesterfield, VA1,355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
My family was in Lahaina, Maui on a self-guided tour when we noted the marker for the Hauola Stone. It is below the seawall at the northern shoreline of the plaza behind the Lahaina Public Library. The stone resembles a stone, chair. During the 14th and 15th centuries, the ancient Hawaiians used this stone, as a birthing stone for royalty. When the chief’s ‘wife was ready to give birth, her attendants would help her into the stone, assist in delivering her child, and witness the birth.

The Hauola Stone was believed by Hawaiians to have healing powers. The chair is located where the sea and underground fresh water meet, so people with medical issues would sit in the chair and let the combination of waters flow over their body for healing. We found it educational and a point of interest from another culture. It was high tide when we were there, but we were still able to recognize the chair under water. If you are in Lahaina, take time to check it out.
Written 23 August 2019
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LivinglifeinPA
Allentown, PA871 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Located in Lahaina Harbor, just behind the Lahaina Public Library, the Hauola Stone is molded into the shape of a low-backed chair and was believed by Hawaiians to hold healing powers. The chair is at a location where the sea and underground fresh water meet, so people with medical issues would sit in the chair and let the combination of waters flow over their body for healing.

The chair was also used in the early 1400's as a birthing stone for Hawaiian royalty.

There is a plaque, which gives more information, near the stone.
Written 7 July 2019
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Frank M
Ontario, Canada776 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
A beautiful spot to relax after walking through all the stores on Front Street.At the edge of the water is a stone that was used for birthing by the Hawaiian Royalty. Interest spot. The signage there will tell you the story.
Written 9 March 2019
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parrottdize
Dyer, IN2,281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This was a birthing stone for the Hawaiian royalty in times past. Interesting history.
As for being able to see it depends on the tide. The tide was up while we were there, so not much could be seen. Try to go there during low tide.
Written 4 December 2018
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Ann C
Nashville, TN3,291 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Pick up a map for a self guided walking tour of Old Lahaina. In the water is a stone that was used for the birth of Hawaiian royalty. If you are going to Oahu, or have seen the birthing stones there it is a nice accent to see/compare the birthing stones they have in a farm field with a gorgeous view of the mountains.
Written 13 November 2018
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James A
Windsor, Canada19,693 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
I think this is or was a berthing stone... once upon a time... also not much to see here. You can skip it.
Written 10 October 2018
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trainfan2000
Hamilton, Canada2,550 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This stone near the harbour was the birthing stone for the Hawaiian royal family. It has a curved shape in which the mother sat to give birth. Easily missed if you are just wandering by, it is worth seeing because of its history.
Written 17 May 2018
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lwj
San Jose, CA7,118 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Located along the waterfront near the harbor in Lahaina just on the other side of the seawall. An interesting landmark, not much to look at, but historical.
Written 18 February 2018
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