Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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The original headquarters of nineteenth-century American Protestant missionaries, this museum explains the history of American missionaries in Hawaii.
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles116 reviews
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Chelsey G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I discovered the Mission Houses while walking to the Iolani Palace for a tour there, so these two are very close and you could do them in one day if you plan ahead. The tour guide was super knowledgeable and had answers to all of our questions about what we were seeing or what she was telling us. We were a small group of 5, which was a good size for maneuvering the smaller spaces and visiting the rooms.

This tour added another layer to the history and my understanding of Hawaii. I especially enjoyed learning how the written Hawaiian language came about.
Written 13 January 2024
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Carol P
Bethesda, MD34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We've done a tour here twice, and both times it was fascinating. The docents have a wide breadth of knowledge about not only about the missionaries, but about Hawaii history. The other night we attended performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream in pidgin. It was fantastic and loads of fun. Definitely two thumbs up!
Written 28 August 2023
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Jane C
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Cemetery (previously pupu) theater: performances were great, history info is great as in previous years. The food, however, was subpar -- Equptian bento box (really?) or dry falafel sandwich. Please return to the Asian buffet plus dessert of some type. And the awful chardonnay should just be canned for some pinot grigio or sau blanc. The 2023 dinner beginning of the evening was just a downer. Or maybe offer both performance only & perform with dinner tickets? But continued kudos to the staff and volunteers at Mission House who do all the work to produce this valuable historical theater experience. You are much appreciated.
Written 19 June 2023
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balcy
Wiesbaden, Germany109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
If you are in Honolulu, definitely visit this museum which really comes along with the stories told by the guides. Excellent, professional- really helps understand the complex history of Hawaii.
Written 10 June 2023
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Pamela V
Scottsdale, AZ481 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was an educational and enjoyable visit. Our docent was great, answered lots of questions. We had a small group and that was nice. We enjoyed the interiors of the buildings and really got a sense of how the early missionaries lived and worked 200 years ago. It’s a great visit, see it with the Iolani palace and it brings the story together. Booking ahead is helpful.
Written 26 February 2023
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Tracy F
660 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Was touring downtown Honolulu and came up on this historic gem. Great place to learn about early Christian ministry. The houses are still in tact with little to no upgrades.
Written 25 February 2023
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Jeff H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
If you like history at all, book the history buff tour with Mike. Fantastic!! Loved every minute of it.
Written 28 January 2023
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balcy
Wiesbaden, Germany109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
This is such a great site to visit if you are interested in understanding the complex history of Hawaii. Definitely sign up for a tour because the tour guide is very knowledgeable and made the whole thing come to life.
Written 17 January 2023
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Tanya H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The cemetery pupu theater was excellent!! I look forward towards attending next year as well!! If you get the chance I suggest you go. You will not be disappointed!
Written 13 June 2022
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WittHouston_TX
Houston, TX20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Very important historical site which has been well preserved and maintained; five stars for that. Unfortunately, our tour guide did not seem deeply knowledgeable and we would have preferred a more comprehensive recorded self-tour such as provided at the iolani palace. We would have liked more time in the first floor rooms filled with displays and explanatory information, which a self-tour would allow. Finally, we had ADA needs and the paved walkways were too narrow to safely and easily roll a wheelchair. We would strongly suggest the option of self-guided audio tours and more thoughtful ADA efforts.
Written 8 June 2022
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