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“Great little house with lots of history”

Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House
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USD 153.24*
and up
Maui Value Pass
Ranked #12 of 52 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.
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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.

2  Thank VBCIreland
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"hawaiian history"
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"gift shop"
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"sugar museum"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"history teacher"
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"historic residence"
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"special exhibit"
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"building construction"
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"on display"
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"outrigger canoe"
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"historical information"
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"worth a stop"
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"iao needle"
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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.

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!

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.

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.

Thank ECL
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