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“Great little house with lots of history”

Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House
Ranked #5 of 25 things to do in Wailuku
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Hale Hoʻikeʻike is a history museum which showcases the largest collection of Hawaiian Antiquities on Maui. Located on the site of Kahekili's Royal Residence, Hale Hoʻikeʻike houses artifacts from Hawaii's pre-western contact era, missionary era, Monarchy era, and plantation era. Situated just on the way to Iao Valley State Park it is a stop you will not want to miss.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We went to this house, as it was part of our Maui pass. To be honest, we were not expecting much and we were wrong! A gentleman named Ray approached us in the house to let us know if we had any questions and we had a few....this man turned this excursion into an amazing one. He knew so much and told of the history of so many artifacts in such an interesting way. I wish he was my history teacher in school, I may have retained it better. Take a trip here and make sure you talk to Mr. Ray.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank VBCIreland
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"small museum"
in 17 reviews
"hawaiian history"
in 15 reviews
"sugar museum"
in 5 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
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"gift shop"
in 16 reviews
"history teacher"
in 2 reviews
"snail shells"
in 2 reviews
"historic residence"
in 2 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 2 reviews
"building construction"
in 2 reviews
"koa wood"
in 2 reviews
"outrigger canoe"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 6 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 3 reviews
"iao state park"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"visionary"
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

While the house museum itself is just okay, the art that Bailey painted is very cool. I also enjoyed learning how the natives used to live off the land and sea.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank lizSiouxFalls_SD
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

What a pleasure to visit a museum where the people running it are so enthusiastic and so willing to explain the exhibits to you!
It makes the history come alive!
Highly recommended!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bernard O
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

A self guided tour through the house filled with interesting historical exhibits and artifacts.

An hour or two (at most) would suffice for most, I think.

Consider buying a pass (passport to the past) that will give you access to 4 museums for 10 USD.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank alwaysplanning50
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This is a nice small museum housing some interesting Hawaiian artifacts including a large display of snail shells of extinct species, Bailey's original artwork, and many artifacts from the Polynesian culture. Gift shop has small number of interesting souvenirs.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ECL
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