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Hawaii Plantation Village, Waipahu

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Step back in time to when ‘sugar was King’ and experience real Hawai‘i. Hawaii’s Plantation Village is the perfect location for keiki, family, and all ages to explore a living history museum and botanical garden opening a door to time of true hospitality and cultural sharing that sprung from Hawaii’s plantation life.

Located in historic Waipahu town, local guides take you on a journey back to the early 1900s, where you can experience more than 25 authentic plantation homes and structures featuring personal artifacts, clothing, furniture and art placed in their original settings. Unusual plants brought from China, Portugal, Japan, Puerto Rico, Korea, Okinawa, Polynesia, and the Philippines by the immigrants from their native lands provide delicious fruit samples during the tour. Visitors coming on the first Saturday of each month will experience a special treat as the village comes alive with ethnic demonstrations and interactive historical vignettes interwoven into the guided tour.

In addition to guided tours, Hawaii’s Plantation Village offers Cultural Festivals (like Chinese New Year, Japanese O-bon, etc.) throughout the year making it possible for visitors to taste delicious ethnic food, learn traditional crafts, music, dance, customs and more!

The gift shop features home-made handicrafts, ethnic music, cookbooks, toys and much more! This “must-see” attraction is located in historic Waipahu town, just down the street from Waikele Shopping Outlets.
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  • This is a true hidden gem and I can't believe I never heard about it after living here for decades. The history story they tell about the old Hawaii plantation days and how it started is just... 
    This is a true hidden gem and I can't believe I never heard about it after living here for decades. The history story they tell about the old Hawaii plantation days and how it started is just...  more »
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  • Nice outdoor museum with replica buildings from the diverse plantations that were in the area years ago. Very informative tour guide who provided us with tons of information and fascinating stories about the people who lived and immigrated there. Worth spending a few hours at the place.
  • Nice discovery! Outdoor displays consisted of moved or replica shacks to show how Asian and European immigrant sugar plantation workers lived. Indoor displays contained many informative maps, photos, and artifacts. Friendly staff. Very enjoyable and educational experience away from tourist crowds.

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