Maui Sights

Wo Hing Museum

  • 858 Front St. Map It
  • Lahaina
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

Smack-dab in the center of Front Street, this eye-catching Chinese temple reflects the importance of early Chinese immigrants to Lahaina. Built by the Wo Hing Society in 1912, the museum contains beautiful artifacts, historic photos displays of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and a Taoist altar. Don't miss the films playing in the rustic theater next door—some of Thomas Edison's first films, shot in Hawaii circa 1898, show Hawaiian wranglers herding steer onto ships. Ask the docent for some star fruit from the tree outside, for the altar or for yourself. Note that the altar may be closed at certain times. If you are in town in late January or early February, this museum hosts a nice Chinese New Year festival.

Sight Information

Address:

858 Front St., Lahaina, Hawaii, 96761, United States

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Phone:

808-661–5553

Sight Details:

  • $7, includes admission to Baldwin Home
  • Daily 10–4

Published 07/24/2015

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