Hawaii Plantation Museum, Papaikou

The Hawaii Plantation Museum is a center for Hawaii Island's rich sugar plantation history and cultural heritage. The purpose of the museum is to collect, preserve and exhibit many original artifacts and memorabilia from the plantation era for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
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  • A local South Point resident I sat next to on the flight to the Big Island told me about this place. It sounded interesting so we added it to our "must do" list. We were not disappointed. The curator,...  more »
  • We met marvelous people. Two charming Japanese ladies who were descendants of the former japanese sugar cane laborers who were slaves in fact. They were able to tell us so many interesting things abou...  more »
  • An off the beaten path non-profit museum run by volunteers who take the time to talk about the history and educate you about the artifacts personally. A fascinating collection and slice of local history. It was very interesting learning about how the sugar cane was harvested and brought to the plant for processing as well as how each wave of immigration contributed to what the Big Island is today. If you like old things and the history behind them, then this place is a gem and worth the $8 entry (less for kids, seniors, etc)
  • Non-profit establishment ran by volunteers. Very educational and worth stopping by. Very knowledgeable hosts.

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