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First stop in Lahaina

This is a great first stop if you are visiting Lahaina. Having just read James Michener’s Hawaii, I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janice P
Burlington, North Carolina
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Historic value

Great place to learn some history about the port town of Lahaina. So much history (pictures too... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael C
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Front Street, Lahaina Pier, Adjacent to the Banyan Tree Park, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great first stop if you are visiting Lahaina. Having just read James Michener’s Hawaii, I was able to visualize what was happening in this historical novel- whalers coming in from the beautiful beaches, the missionaries, the jail, etc. Nice artifacts of history...More

Thank Janice P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to learn some history about the port town of Lahaina. So much history (pictures too). The kids will not like it.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally constructed in 1858 and extensively restored in 1998, the Old Lahaina Courthouse now houses the Lahaina Visitors Center, the Lahaina Arts Society galleries and on the second floor the Lahaina Historical Museum. The old Jail in the basement of the building is used as...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

The Old Lahaina Courthouse is the perfect place to start your visit to Lahaina, especially if you are interested in history. It also houses the town's information centre and clean bathrooms. Upstairs is a small but comprehensive museum covering the town's history - a must-see...More

1  Thank Angela217
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is a small but very interesting museum with early Maui history. An original Hawaiian flag is on display along with fascinating photos and paintings, artifacts. The non-profit gift shop on the ground floor has a nice selection of souvenirs and books, music.Gallery with handcrafted...More

Thank Sheryl R
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Near the beautiful harbor and banyan tree, the square gives an interesting recount of Lahaina’s history. Great place to visit with families.

Thank L H
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Lots to see and learn here! Thanks! We really enjoyed the displays and it was free to enter, had bathrooms, and a gift shop featuring local goods.

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The Old Lahaina Courthouse building is located off of Front Street between the Lahaina Banyan Tree and the harbor. The second floor offers a great view of the harbor. The building has been listed as a National Historic Landmark and a contributing property of the...More

Thank lwj
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Go when they have the craft fair in the park. The courthouse is unique but its the park that surrounds it that is really special. HUGE banyan tree that covers the park and when the local crafts and artists are there selling their wares, its...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A cool breeze blows through the courthouse from the harbor area behind. This is a great place to learn about local history. Don't miss the downstairs jail area that houses an art installation.

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