Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, Honolulu

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The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives Honolulu, Hawaii, was established in 1920 by the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society, a private, non-profit organization and genealogical society, on the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Christian missionaries in Hawaiʻi. In 1962, the Mission Houses, together with Kawaiahaʻo Church, both built by those early missionaries, were designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark (NHL) under the combined name Kawaiahao Church and Mission Houses. In 1966 all the NHLs were included in the National Register of Historic Places.


The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits documents, artifacts, and other records of Hawaii's "missionary" period from about 1820 to 1863. It interprets its historic site and collections and makes these collections available for research, educational purposes, and public enjoyment. The archive's collection holds over 3,000 Hawaiian, Western, and Pacific artifacts, and more than 12,000 books, manuscripts, original letters, diaries, journals, illustrations and Hawaiian church records. The historic site and archive is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The general admission charge is $12, with discounts for students, seniors, and the military.
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  • Martha was very knowledgeable about the history the buildings, people and plants. This is a wonderful way to learn about the true Hawaii how life began for Native people.I would recommend this to...  more »
  • We lucked out. A docent phoned in sick so the museum director did our tour. It was about 90 minutes and was a good mix of stories and history. The only way you can see inside the buildings is on a...  more »
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  • Enjoyed strolling the grounds of Museum, being transported back to a more peaceful way of being and time. Will definitely return to learn more with a tour. The gift shop is beautifully arranged with books and by local artists.. Simply Amazing, and i tell you what .. 'The North Shore Goodies' Original Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter is absolutely delectable. Highly recommend grabbing a couple jars to take home. Will have to get the Banana MacNut Peanut Butter, next time!
  • Love the history the grounds and the gift shop!
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