Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Captain Cook

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Farm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm is located on the Daisaku Uchida Coffee Farm, in the Kona District, on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. The 5.5-acre (22,000 m2) historic Kona coffee farm was established in 1900.

The open-air agriculture museum depicts the daily lives of early Japanese immigrants to Hawaii during the period of 1920-1945. It is located at coordinates 19°29′24″N 155°54′49″W, the area now known as Captain Cook, but the traditional land division (ahupuaʻa) known as Kealakekua.

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  • We arrived at the farm on a sunny hot day. Cold and hot Kona coffee greeted us. There was lots of shade to cool off under. Prices are average for such an experience: $15 per adult and kids (students.....  more »
  • A well-preserved little slice of history. If you enjoy history, this is a delightful stop, well worth the time. Clearly run by dedicated volunteers, it’s very well kept. Not large, easy to walk the...  more »
  • I don’t think I’ve ever had a tour like the one when I was in for Hawaii. I find that many tours are milked our and the tour guide talks too much about random things that pertain no relevance to what’s really going on. But here, it’s far different, I’ve never seen so much history come to life so easily. You can easily see people doing their household chores, the women cooking and utilising their rice bags in the most intricate and genius of ways. UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!
  • This is more of an encounter, than a "museum"... And I mean that in a good way. It's easy to find and to park (which is free). You can clearly see the people working here love this farm and are dedicated to teaching visitors about the history of this coffee farm and the amazing immigrants from Japan who established it. It was interesting to me to learn about the difference in the method of harvesting and processing coffee beans that is used in Hawaii as opposed to in South America. This is a great place for visitors of all ages... Young children will find it engaging. It's also a beautiful location and they offer free samples of their Kona coffee, which is delicious, and expensive, but you might not be able to resist the temptation of indulging in a purchase.

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