Hawaii's Plantation Village
Considered an 'outdoor museum of Hawaii's cultural history', the village allows guests to experience the real Hawaii. The visit is perfect for guests of all ages...
Welcome to Hawaii's Plantation Village, the village, museum, and gift shop located in Waipahu, Hawaii. During your visit to the village, your group will be able to tour a re-created 1900s sugar plantation with over 25 buildings and homes, the perfect opportunity for you to step back in time to 'when sugar was king'!
Explore this living history museum and botanical garden and you will learn all about normal plantation life around 1850 to 1950. See restored buildings and replicas of plantation structures, such as the plantation store, infirmary, bathhouse, and manager's office. There are over 25 authentic homes filled with personal artifacts, clothes, furniture, art, and more. The items found inside the homes represent the daily lives of the people who lived and worked here. The plantation was a spot where many different cultures met and lived together, cultures including Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Okinawan, Portuguese, and Puerto Rican.
There are daily guided tours around 10 am and 1 pm typically. Be sure to save plenty of time to visit the onsite gift shop, filled with handicrafts, music, cookbooks, and toys by local crafters.