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Waioli Mission House

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Address: Kuhio Highway (Highway. 560), Hanalei, Just behind the green Waioli Huia Church, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: +1 808-245-3202
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Located in Waioli, this two-story restored house was built in 1837.

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Excellent missionary era home, if you can find it

It took us a half an hour to find the tour guide (or for him to find us), as the markings for this building are misleading. We parked in a lot near the white building closest to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
napavalleydiner
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Yountville, California
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Yountville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It took us a half an hour to find the tour guide (or for him to find us), as the markings for this building are misleading. We parked in a lot near the white building closest to the street, but it turned out that the mission house was further down the driveway. It is not visible from the street, as... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Informative docent who shared intriguing history of the mission house and the families that inhabited it- many old books from the 1800 and 1900 hundreds throughout the house- amazing story of a family's foresight and community-minded generosity-

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Sierra foothills
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide at Grove Farm told us about the opportunity to visit the Waioli Mission House in Hanalei. They give tours 3 days a week, from 9:00 to 3:00, Thursday being one of them. Take the dirt track just past the old green church. There's a small sign that says Mission House. You park in a green glade and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Tucked away, a bit hard to find, is a beautiful treasure of Hawaiian Mission history. Well worth the small donation for a private guided tour of this well preserved home. Set aside some time from your day to step back in time.

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Roger was our guide. You ring a large, loud bell to let him know there's someone waiting for a tour. The house gives you a look at what it was like to live there in the 1800's, with candle molds, spinning wheels, etc on display. The guide helped with our comprehension of what living there was like and knew every... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

This is a very interesting location. Our guide offered lots of history of the area. It is a good idea to Google map the site to help you find the parking lot and walking path. We found the "school-style" bell that you ring to let the fellow know you are there. We loved his stories and the many original books... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This mission house on Kauai, parts of which date to the 1830s, seemed fascinating from the outside and has an idyllic setting. Tours of the interior are given by a couple who are guides/care-takers on only a few days a week. Seems when they have an emergency, scheduled tours have to be skipped. You might try calling the Waioli Corporation... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

This tour of the home of an old missionary family is very interesting and educational. The property itself (the land) is beautiful with mature trees and a backyard of mountains with waterfalls coursing down their slopes. The house looks like it was dropped out of New England (which it sort of was) and is surrounded by a white picket fence.... More 

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

This is not a place we would have stumbled upon by ourselves as we never found a sign. We had to wander around the beautiful historic green church and over to the church office to be directed to a picket fence at the back of the property and told to ring the big bell and the docent would show up.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

If you enjoy touring old homes and experiencing first-hand the missionary life of early Hanalei, this is the place for you. Congregational Church missionary teachers, Abner and Lucy Wilcox, built the house in 1837, and it was restored in 1921 after being terribly damaged by termites. The original lava rock chimney was built by Abner and stands strong today. The... More 

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