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Mokuaikaua Church

75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
+1 808-329-0655
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Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.
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“lava rock” (15 reviews)
“koa wood” (6 reviews)
75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
+1 808-329-0655
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well maintained. I enjoyed my visit to Mokuaikaua Church, They have a video on a loop playing in the vestibule, on a loup, explaining the history of the church. the walls are up to 15' at some points, thus it's cool inside. There's a...More

Thank Dale S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If walking on Ali street in Kona why not stop by this interesting historical building? Doesn't take long and nice diversion from the sort of tacky shops along the street

Thank 676Mike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in to see this lovely, historic church. The volunteer was very nice and informative. We liked the video, replica of the ship and other information that was presented.

Thank Debrobbins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking from dinner and saw the doors of the church open. We decided to go in. The choir was practicing and sounded like beautiful angels. We sat in a pew and listened for a bit. Very nice. We read about the history of...More

Thank Winggal222
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Like many things in Hawaii's history this church, the first on the big island (maybe all of Hawaii) was very interesting. They have a video loop that explains alot about how it was built, used, restored and its importance. It is directly across the street...More

1  Thank rickol948
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is so worth a visit. This is where it all started. The very 1st Christian church tracing its history to the arrival of the first missionaries. It is in its original architecture with stone and lava rock and then inside it is all decorated...More

Thank Susy C
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is where it started. The very first Christian church in Hawaii traces it's history to the arrival of the first missionaries to Hawaii, April 1820. Enjoy the service, the music, the aloha, the people.

Thank davidV1642TR
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A stop worth making while you are in Kona. The beauty of the original architecture is something to see.

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is a beautiful church opposite the the Hulihe'e Palace. It is filed with examples of beautiful koa wood. The whole place is very impressive and worth a visit!

Thank SabreSailor
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is a quick stop to make for some great history. It's the first Christian church built in the Hawaiian Islands, and it's still in use today.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
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Jody R
Are you able to go to church on Sunday? What are the hours of service?
11 May 2015|
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Response from gwgMimsFlorida | Reviewed this property |
Yes services still held but we were there on a weekday.