Honolulu and Oahu Sights



Hawaiian Mission Houses

Hawaiian Mission Houses Review

The determined Hawaii missionaries arrived in 1820, gaining royal favor and influencing a wide array of island life. Their descendants became leaders in government and business. At Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives (previously Mission Houses Museum), you can learn about their influence and walk through their original dwellings, including Hawaii's oldest wooden structure, a white-frame house that was prefabricated in New England and shipped around the Horn. Certain areas of the museum may be seen only on a one-hour guided tour given every hour. Docents paint an excellent picture of what mission life was like. Rotating displays showcase such arts as Hawaiian quilting, portraits, even toys, and a rich archival library is also open to the public.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 553 S. King St., Downtown Honolulu, Honolulu, HI 96813 | Map It
  • Phone: 808/447–3910
  • Cost: $10
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10–4; guided tours hourly 11–3
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  • Location: Downtown Honolulu
Updated: 01-13-2014

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