Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, Honolulu

4.3
#13 of 22 in Museums in Honolulu
The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives Honolulu, Hawaii, was established in 1920 by the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society, a private, non-profit organization and genealogical society, on the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Christian missionaries in Hawaiʻi. In 1962, the Mission Houses, together with Kawaiahaʻo Church, both built by those early missionaries, were designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark (NHL) under the combined name Kawaiahao Church and Mission Houses. In 1966 all the NHLs were included in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits documents, artifacts, and other records of Hawaii's "missionary" period from about 1820 to 1863. It interprets its historic site and collections and makes these collections available for research, educational purposes, and public enjoyment. The archive's collection holds over 3,000 Hawaiian, Western, and Pacific artifacts, and more than 12,000 books, manuscripts, original letters, diaries, journals, illustrations and Hawaiian church records. The historic site and archive is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The general admission charge is $12, with discounts for students, seniors, and the military.
Put Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives at the forefront of your travel plans using our Honolulu online trip planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
95 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • I've wanted to visit for years and it was great! We had a group of 5 including me, and our docent (guide) gave us all kinds of great information. Standing in the same home as the original...  more »
  • Martha was very knowledgeable about the history the buildings, people and plants. This is a wonderful way to learn about the true Hawaii how life began for Native people.I would recommend this to...  more »
Google
  • Enjoyed strolling the grounds of Museum, being transported back to a more peaceful way of being and time. Will definitely return to learn more with a tour. The gift shop is beautifully arranged with books and by local artists.. Simply Amazing, and i tell you what .. 'The North Shore Goodies' Original Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter is absolutely delectable. Highly recommend grabbing a couple jars to take home. Will have to get the Banana MacNut Peanut Butter, next time!
  • Love the history the grounds and the gift shop!

Plan your trip to Honolulu

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Honolulu

See all ›
©
Cemetery
USS Arizona Memorial
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
©
Scenic Walking Area
Diamond Head State Monument
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
©
Beach
Waikiki Beach
3.8
Duration: 6 hours
©
Religious Site
Kuan Yin Temple
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Honolulu

See all ›
©
Water Body
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Historic Site
Battleship Missouri Memorial
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Specialty Museum
Bishop Museum
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Government Building
U.S. Army Schofield Barracks
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Honolulu

©
Beach
Kailua Beach Park Kailua
4.7
Duration: 6 hours
©
Landmark
Polynesian Cultural Center Laie
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
©
Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins Waianae
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Hiking Trail
Makiki Trail Oahu
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Honolulu

©
Waterfall
Manoa Falls
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
©
Shopping Mall
Ala Moana Center
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
©
Shark Diving
Shark Diving
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Hiking Trail
Moanalua Middle Ridge
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Honolulu

See all ›
©
Shopping Mall
Don Quijote
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
©
Shopping Mall
Ward Village
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
©
Factory Outlet
Hawaiian Chip Company
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Crack Seed Store
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Honolulu

©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Oahu Diving
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Shark Diving
Reef Pirates Diving
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
©
Day Trip
North Shore Beach Bus
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hi5 Tours Hawaii
5.0
Duration: 4 hours