Culture, History, Historic House
Located in a beautifully refurbished plantation superintendent's home, next to Hawaii's last operating sugar mill, the museum exhibits the history and heritage of the sugar industry and the multi-ethnic plantation life it engendered.
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House, Park
The earliest history of Allerton Garden was intermingled with the upper part of the Lawa’i Valley that is now the McBryde Garden. Both were integral to the ahupua’a (land division) of Lawa’i. It was not until well after the arrival of the first Europeans in the late 1700s and the subsequent changes to the traditional Hawaiian way of life that the history of the lower Lawa’i Valley began to diverge from that of the upper valley.
AmericaÕs most celebrated battleship, on which the ceremony ending World War II took place, is anchored in historic Pearl Harbor.
Located on a 12 acre campus, the State Museum of Natural and Cultural Historyincludes permanent exhibits on Hawaiian history, culture and the natural sciences; rotating exhibits and interactive displays; daily demonstrations by folk artists and performanc
History, Nature Centers, University
Self-guided tours of Lyon Arboretum's 194 acres will take you on trails, world renowned collections of tropical plants and specialty gardens set against the stunning backdrop of the Ko`olau Mountains. Guided tours (fee, reservations required) Mon-Sat.
The Hawaii United Okinawa Association is a very active organization. One of its most visible activities is the annual Okinawan Festival, a two-day extravaganza held at the Kapiolani Park bandstand, featuring Okinawan music, dance and other cultural activities. The Festival provides an opportunity to share the unique Okinawan culture with all of Hawaii’s people in a festive outdoor setting.
This outdoor history museum tells the story of life on HawaiÔiÕs sugar plantations circa 1900. The Village includes restored buildings and replicas of plantation structures such as houses of different ethnic groups, the community bath, camp office, plant
Ewa Station, Ewa, Hawai'i
Take a ride on the historic OÔahu Railway and Land Company train which served as the transportation backbone of OÔahu from 1889Ð1947. Fully narrated train rides travel along 6 miles of restored track. Open-air exhibits include several historic locomotiv
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, University
On the campus of the University of HawaiÔi at Manoa, this new museum features the collections of local painter John Young, with a special focus on the arts of China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Located in the historic AliÔiolani Hale, built by King Kamehameha V in 1874, the Judiciary History Center features exhibits and multimedia presentations on HawaiÔiÕs legal history and landmark court cases.
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park
Visitors to Kahanu Garden will learn about the cultural relationships between people and these remarkable plants that were transported around the Pacific on ancient voyaging canoes. Among the different ethnobotanical collections at Kahanu Garden is the world’s largest collection of breadfruit cultivars, which serves as a germplasm repository for this important South Pacific food crop.
Exhibits, artifacts, dioramas and murals feature the people, culture and geological history of KauaÔi and NiÔihau.
History, Historic House
The Lahaina Restoration Foundation manages a number of historic buildings and cultural sites. Pick up a copy of their walking tour brochure which directs you to 31 sites within a few blocks radius.
Lanai City, Hawai'i
Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Library, Natural History
The Lanai Culture & Heritage Center seeks to inspire people to be informed, thoughtful and active stewards of their heritage by preserving, interpreting and celebrating Lanai's Hawaiian heritage, its diverse cultures, and ranching and plantation era histories.
Located on the site of the Laupahoehoe train station, this developing museum portrays the key role that the railroad played linking Hamakua sugar plantation communities to Hilo, the harbor, and the outside world.
Tour the restored home of missionaries David and Sarah Lyman, built in 1839. The adjoining museum features extensive exhibits on HawaiÔiÕs diverse cultural history, natural history, geology and astronomy.
This community center serves as a lively gathering place for MauiÕs Okinawan community and others interested in Okinawan culture. Displays of household furnishing, tools and musical instruments honor the first generation immigrants and their descendants.
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Park
McBryde Garden visitors can explore 50 acres of diverse plant collections including Hawaiian native and ethnobotanical species, palms, rubiaceae (coffee family), zingiberales (heliconia family), and erythrina (coral trees). See exotic spices from allspice to vanilla on the Spice of Life Trail, and take a journey back in time in the Hawaiian Life Canoe Plant Garden and along the Biodiversity Trail.
History, Historic House
Tour the R.W. Meyer Sugar Mill (1878), now restored with late 19th century machinery. The adjoining museum features the history of MolokaÔi.