Fodor's Expert Review H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

South Kona and Kealakekua Bay Museum/Gallery

Established in 1850, the homestead of Henry N. Greenwell served as cattle ranch, sheep station, store, post office, and family home all in one. Now, all that remains is the 1875 stone structure, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It houses a fascinating museum with exhibits on ranching and coffee farming. It's also headquarters for the Kona Historical Society, which archives and preserves the history of the Kona district. An interesting aside: today, direct descendants of Henry Greenwell operate a popular South Kona grocery store, bringing their ancestors' legacy full circle.

Museum/Gallery Historic District/Site Building/Architectural Site Historical

Quick Facts

81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy.
Kealakekua, Hawaii  96750, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free Mon. (self-guided tour), $5 Thurs. (living history tour), $5 , Closed Wed. and Fri.–Sun.

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