Immerse yourselves in the rich Hawaiian history at the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site. Here, you can see three restored houses, and one of these happens to be the oldest Western-style house in Hawaii, so it's a pretty unique experience!
It will be like you're stepping back in time, as you catch a glimpse of what life was like in the 19th century (we bet it's pretty different to what you know today, kids!)
The Frame House dates back to 1821, and is the oldest wooden structure still standing in the Hawaiian islands (it came from Boston in 1820!), and the Chamberlain House dates back to 1831, and was built using coral blocks that were cut away from the ocean reef. Pretty amazing!
During your time at this historic site, you can take a family tour, hear a story from the past, try out historical activities, or make something to take home!
Each month on Kamaaina Family Day, the Mission Houses Museum offers a themed experience for everyone in the family, so kids can really get involved and enjoy an interactive day of learning.
There are also public programs that include historic house tours, lectures, family days, workshops, backpacks, teas, exhibitions, and special events.
Each brings the museum's story to life for visitors, offering a really fun, educational and fulfilling experience! It's also been on the National Historic Landmark Register since 1965.
Don't miss jumping on one of the hourly tours, it will add so much more to your day!
Students (Ages 6 to college with ID) - $5
Kama`aina, Sr. Citizens (65+) & Military: $10
Check the online calendar for their events, which include theatre shows, craft fairs and family days!
They certainly do have a gift shop, featuring a range of historic and local gifts and souvenirs, so make sure you stop here before you leave!
Hawaiian Mission Houses is pleased to offer a variety of learning experiences for students of all ages. Their school tours and enhanced outreach materials are designed to engage students using historical objects and primary sources to build critical thinking skills.
Tours at the Hawaiian Mission Houses can feature hands-on activities that are integrated into the tours, so that each program includes activities appropriate for students of all ages.
Give them a call to ask about the accessibility, they will happily advise!
Kama`aina Saturday (last Saturday of the month): 50% off admission for residents