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Waiola Church and Wainee Cemetery

Waiola Church and Wainee Cemetery Review

Immortalized in James Michener's Hawaii, the original building from the early 1800s was destroyed once by fire and twice by fierce windstorms. Repositioned and rebuilt in 1954, the church was renamed Waiola ("water of life") and has been standing proudly ever since. The adjacent cemetery was the region's first Christian cemetery and is the final resting place of many of Hawaii's most important monarchs, including Kamehameha the Great's wife, Queen Keopuolani, who was baptized during her final illness.

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  • Address: 535 Wainee St., Lahaina, HI 96761 | Map It
  • Phone: 808/661–4349
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 9–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Lahaina
Updated: 02-24-2014

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