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Grove Farm Homestead Museum Kauai

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Grove Farm Homestead Museum
4050 Nawiliwili Road
Lihue
Kauai
HI
96766
Tel: 808-245-3202

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If you're in Hawaiian paradise, then you're pretty close! Located at 4050 Nawiliwili Road in Lihue, Kauai, the farm is located on the western edge between Nawiliwili Harbor and Kukui Grove Shopping Center.

Where are we going today?

Did you know that sugar cane was one of the biggest industries on Kauai for over 150 years? (It has to come from somewhere!)

Grove Farm Homestead Museum is a fascinating and educational day out for the whole family as it will give you all an authentic experience of the sugar cane heritage on the island.

It was acquired in 1864 (that's a pretty long time ago!), and today is beautifully preserved so families just like you can experience the operation of a true sugar cane plantation.

Set in over 100 acres, you can explore the original plantation main house, as well as the guest cottage, the owners cottage, residences, the old office, and even the worker's housing camp.

Kids can even experience the ongoing active household and garden activities - from the banana patches, pastures, and cleaning schedules (Kids - take some pointers for when you get home!)

Three days of the week you can take tours around this amazing location of Grove Farm Heritage Museum, and really learn first hand what it would have been like to be involved in such a booming industry at the time. 

Did you know that ones of the first sugar cane plantations in Hawaii was started in 1854? (here's a hint - it's Grove Farm!) The tour will be FULL of fun and interesting facts for you to take away, and it doesn't hurt that the location is one of the most beautiful in the state!

Don’t forget that Grove Farm Heritage Museum has some super fun events for you too, so keep an eye out! You might be able to have a fun reds up session in early 1800s and 1900s clothings, and taste amazing food. You might even get to experience a full old time train ride - just SOME of the fun events that go on!

Who said history can’t be fun!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$20 donation suggested
  • Children$10 donation suggested (Ages 5 - 12)
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Tours are 10am and 1pm, Monday, Wed and Thursday

All year round, but not given on most holidays or rainy days.

Teachers corner

What a great way to spend a day outside the classroom! They of course offer school tours, where students can explore the historic grounds, and look at the amazing artifacts. There is also a restored sugar train ride that can be arranged! .

Any Top Tips?

The tours are very popular, so once you have booked, you need to cancel at least 24 hours in advance otherwise you will be charged .

Doing our bit

The musum strive to make sure that their collections and items are well preserved, and continue to tell the story of the farm for many visitors to come!.

Can I get one of those?

There is indeed a gift shop where you can pick up a variety of books and other items which will all help in the continuation of your education of the farm! .

More information

When you arrive, check in at the old Grove Farm office which is just the first building on the right after the parking lot. .

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    I normally review things on TripAdvisor, but had to review on Google this time because I felt so sad to see the undeservedly low score for this beautiful home and excellent tour. My mother and I went on this tour expecting something a bit different - more sugar cane and information about how the plantation "worked." There was certainly some of this, and it was very interesting, but there was even more about the house, and the people who lived there (I was so fascinated by the two sisters who lived in the house for many years, one working as a nurse,...Read More

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by Megan Spencer

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I normally review things on TripAdvisor, but had to review on Google this time because I felt so sad to see the undeservedly low score for this beautiful home and excellent tour. My mother and I went on this tour expecting something a bit different - more sugar cane and information about how the plantation "worked." There was certainly some of this, and it was very interesting, but there was even more about the house, and the people who lived there (I was so fascinated by the two sisters who lived in the house for many years, one working as a nurse, the other a politician, who eventually founded the trust that makes this historic place possible.) There are gorgeous grounds, really interesting furnishings and stories, a spectacular tour guide (we had Pam - she was so knowledgeable and a joy to listen to) and a really delightful trip to the old farm kitchen. The woman who greeted us in the kitchen, Paula Rosa, was a local who actually knew and worked with one of the sisters towards the end of her life. All together, one of the best home tours I have ever undertaken.

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