Fodor's Expert Review Waiola Church and Wainee Cemetery

Lahaina Cemetery Fodor's Choice

Immortalized in James Michener's Hawaii, the original church from the early 1800s was destroyed once by fire and twice by fierce windstorms. Repositioned and rebuilt in 1954, the church was renamed Waiola ("water of life") and has been standing proudly ever since. The adjacent cemetery was the region's first Christian cemetery and is the final resting place of many of Hawaii's most important monarchs, including Kamehameha the Great's wife, Queen Keopuolani, who was baptized during her final illness.

Cemetery Fodor's Choice Free Historical

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535 Wainee St.
Lahaina, Hawaii  96761, USA


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