Built on the royal grounds of Kahekili, Maui’s last reigning king, this museum is filled with historical data, artifacts and cultural exhibits. The home was originally built in 1833 and was used as a home for girls and as a private residence over the years. This is one of the best things to do in Maui if your interests lead you to inquiries on land snails (the museum houses the largest specimen collection and documentation of Hawaiian land and marine snails in the archipelago, if not the world) or to beautiful hats (the straw hat collection on view here is a must for members of 1950s-style ladies clubs). And if that is not enough, the museum houses one of the best archives on the island for those searching for information about their long-lost Maui family roots. In addition, there are regular seminars on Hawaiian crafts and concerts held in the small, Victorian-style garden.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
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- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa