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Hale Pa'ahao - Old Lahaina Prison

187 Prison Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-661-3262
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Interesting stop if walking by

We accidentally came upon this site. It was very interesting to see the actual prison area, the... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Todd D
Chicago, Illinois

An interesting place. It's free and only takes a few minutes to walk around it. Nice grounds and... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Wichita KS
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187 Prison Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-661-3262
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

We accidentally came upon this site. It was very interesting to see the actual prison area, the jail cells and the history behind the prison and how the prisoners got there. If you have about :15 minutes and you are walking thru Lahaina, take a...More

Thank Todd D
Reviewed 27 November 2017

An interesting place. It's free and only takes a few minutes to walk around it. Nice grounds and some really old things outside the front.

Thank SandyWichitaKS
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This town old jail house, is good to see. The museum has the recording of prisoner that were imprisoned there, no fee to enter.

Thank lalocadr19
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We thought this was a very cool place to explore. Make sure you read the rules inmates had to abide by. Not far from the beaten path this is worth your time for a quick visit.

1  Thank Mari Anne H
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We visited the Prison as part of a walking tour. A very interesting part of Lahaina history. A very relaxing afternoon.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Never took the time before to visit the old prison in Lahaina so decided to stop for quick look. Parking free right in front, free admission, open till 4 and nice grounds. Old guard tower/resident housing is main building with prison cells in middle surrounded...More

Thank G-Whz
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Pretty neat to see, but really not too much to it. Be sure to read the story of the prison when you get there. I will say that I saw my very first Mango tree when we stopped here!

Thank Lori V
Reviewed 5 July 2017

It doesn't take much to walk to the old prison from the old courthouse on prison street. Inside is a courtyard that, today, they use for events. We found it interesting to see the list of crimes of those jailed.

Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We love this place for the sheer history and the stories you can hear. It's an easy walk from Lahaina and the grounds are beautifully kept. You can just feel all the history here and if you're lucky, the caretakers will regail you with stories...More

Thank Benizziranch
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a free attraction and will not take very long to view. It is interesting to see the prison grounds with the cells and coral walls.

Thank GLohrey
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