Fodor's Expert Review Baldwin Home Museum

Lahaina Historic Home

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 and 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. Also on display is the "thunderpot"—learn how the doctor single-handedly inoculated 10,000 Maui residents against smallpox. Admission includes an orientation by the docent, or come Friday at dusk for a special candlelight tour every half hour.

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Quick Facts

120 Dickenson St.
Lahaina, Hawaii  96761, USA

808-661–3262

www.lahainarestoration.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $7, includes admission to Wo Hing Museum

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