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Molokai Museum and Cultural Center

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“sugar mill”(30 reviews)
“gift shop”(4 reviews)
“leper colony”(9 reviews)
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived just before the museum was due to close, but on finding out that this was our only opportunity to visit, Mike very kindly let us stay beyond closing time. The film about the sugar mill was really interesting, as was the milk itself...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alis0n_Mark
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This museum combines two aspects of 19th and early 20th Century Molokai - the Kalaupapa Leper Colony and the sugar mill founded by R. W. Meyer. Meyer was also the man who acquired the land for the Colony and was its first superintendent. The people...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank danwlinden
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Surprisingly, we didn't expect much but we really liked our visit. The guide, Mike, was fantastic and in great shape for his age. The short film about people connected to Kalaupapa and the great pictures on the wall were fantastic. We were not so much...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 662_t_p_nka_
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We spent some time at this wonderful little museum and I wish we had gone the 1st day so that I had some history for our visit. Learned so much about the "Leper" community and next time we will for certain make the hike to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ann B
Reviewed 3 April 2018

There's not much else in the way of visitors centers on Moloka'i, thank the gods, but that's not the reason you need to go to the Moloka'i Museum and Cultural Center. Go because the museum staff is extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and proud of the island's...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Heather F
Reviewed 18 February 2018

I never knew of these events happening before about people with leprosy and banishing them to one side of the island

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Margie R
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum and figured we'd spend a little while here...well we spent quite a bit of time! The woman in charge was very knowledgeable about the history of the inhabitants who were forced to come here, because of their disease! Families were ripped...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Fay T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a sugar mill turned into a museum. The best part is the information about the Kalaupapa colony nearby. Great photographs and history about this place. The docents are very knowledgeable about everything. Definitely worth seeing.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jarsteve
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This excellent museum combines viewing an original sugar mill operation with outstanding and moving photos of Kalupapa. Recommend seeing this before taking a tour to Kalupapa.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

The main attraction of this place was the sugar mill and the history behind it. It was neat to have a little bit of a tour of the place though I'm pretty certain not everyone gets that luxury. Lots to learn here.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Rebecca S
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