Fodor's Expert Review Laupahoehoe Train Museum

The Hamakua Coast Family

Behind a stone loading platform of the once-famous Hawaii Consolidated Railway, constructed about 1900, the former manager's house is now a museum and a reminder of the era when sugar was the local cash crop. It displays artifacts from the sugar plantation era, the 1946 tsunami, local railway history, and the rich culture of the Hamakua Coast. The museum's Wye railyard has a vintage switch engine, large standard-gauge caboose, and narrow-gauge explosives boxcar. The trains even run a few yards along the restored tracks on special occasions. Call before coming: hours may vary according to docent availability.

Family Historical History Museum

Quick Facts

36-2377 Mamalahoa Hwy.
Laupahoehoe, Hawaii  96764, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $6, Closed Mon.–Wed. (except by appointment)

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