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H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy, Highway 11, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8133
+1 808-323-3222
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Exhibit has changed and no longer has costumed docents

I planned our morning specifically to come because of the overview and pictures of costumed docents... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
terriam
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Pleasanton, California
Interesting Museum about Life in the Kona Coffee Belt

Worth a visit to see the exhibit about coffee farming history, $5/each. They will give you a $2... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
FarmerRK
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Moraga, California
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Learn more about the deep roots of Hawaii's multi-ethnic culture through our current photo exhibit at the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum. On Thursdays, visitors and locals alike, line up to buy the sweet bread coming out of the Portuguese stone oven.Come join us! You won't leave this place without feeling you have experienced a rare glimpse into Hawaii's colorful past.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy, Highway 11, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8133
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+1 808-323-3222
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

I planned our morning specifically to come because of the overview and pictures of costumed docents showing a 1880 general store. This exhibit changed in March 2017, the general store now is now home to an exhibit on coffee and Japanese coffee farming life. Although...More

Thank terriam
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

We're so sorry about the misinformation. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We have updated the Tripadvisor description. If you're looking for living history and you're still in the area, I hope you will visit our other site, the Kona Coffee Living History...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Worth a visit to see the exhibit about coffee farming history, $5/each. They will give you a $2 coupon for use at The Living History which is located 5 minutes away. Mr. Greenwell was a promoter of Kona coffee. Located between markers 111 and 112....More

Thank FarmerRK
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

You are definitely an organized traveler. Love it! And thank you for the nice reviews. We're glad you really got to see all we have.

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Combination of bread baking and coffee roasting in the air was fantastic! The exhibit in the store on Japanese/American life in the area was fascinating.

Thank bfm87
Reviewed 14 August 2017

we stopped by the museum and after touring the modest viewing, we saw that they were selling the fresh Portuguese bread....and wow this bread was fantastic.....did not need any butter and was so terrific.....the museum is quaint and only takes 15-20 minutes to see.......there are...More

Thank Hibby922
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

We're happy to know that we have another convert to our Portuguese bread. Thank you!

Reviewed 23 December 2016

The living history farm was a delight to visit. We stopped on a day that the women were baking bread! The smell was heavenly and the bread was absolutely delicious with a little honey from the farm! We ate our bread and chatted about the...More

1  Thank Debra R
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great stop to take the family. Educational & fun for all! Take a few minutes and stop by. Very friendly & welcoming atmosphere.

Thank 927jesse
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Aww, thank you! We're always trying to add new activities to engage even the youngsters.

Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place is a cool little museum that lets you see how the settlers lived while they were starting to work the island. it's a little place so it doesn't take much time out of your trip. Worth the stop.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Small, but unusual museum with many interesting exhibits. All about the Greenwell family and farm. Volunteer who knew the history of the farm and the area. Ann made our visit even better. Free, donation asked. We certainly wanted to donate to let them know how...More

Thank MiddleLin
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thank you for the 5 star review!

Reviewed 24 July 2016

Interesting free tour, free taste of coffee. Limited but unique souvenirs. Beautiful locale. Nice restrooms.

1  Thank Smother123
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The docent was magnificent. She was very knowledgeable and obviously enjoyed sharing her knowledge. You learn not the history of the Greenwells but what it was like to live in the area. The day I was there they were making Portugese bread on the lawn...More

Thank carmarg
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Ahhh, you've discovered "Thursday is bread day!". And we will be sure to share this review with Ann, the Store's interpreter. It'll make her day. :)

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LinWin09
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Response from konahistorical | Property representative |
I'm sorry, you will have to ask Greenwell Farms. You are asking Kona Historical Society's H.N. Greenwell Store Museum that question. We are neighbors to Greenwell Farms but don't sell their coffee.
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