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Baldwin Home Museum

Baldwin Home Museum Review

If you want some insight into 19th-century life in Hawaii, this informative museum is an excellent place to start. Begun in 1834 and completed the following year, the coral-and-stone house was originally home to missionary Dr. Dwight Baldwin and his family. The building has been carefully restored to reflect the period; many of the original furnishings remain. You can view the family's grand piano, carved four-poster bed, and most interestingly, Dr. Baldwin's dispensary. During a brief tour by Lahaina Restoration Foundation volunteers, you'll be shown the "thunderpot" and told how the doctor single-handedly inoculated 10,000 Maui residents against smallpox. Friday at 6 pm are special candlelight tours.

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  • Address: 696 Front St., Lahaina, HI 96761 | Map It
  • Phone: 808/661–3262
  • Cost: $7, also includes admission to Wo Hing Museum
  • Hours: Sat.–Thurs. 10–4, Fri. 10–8:30
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  • Location: Lahaina
Updated: 02-24-2014

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