Mokuaikaua Church, Kailua-Kona

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#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Kailua-Kona
The oldest Christian church in Hawaii, Mokuaikaua Church dates to the 1830s. The church remains in use and is open for tours, with some displayed artifacts especially interesting. The stone archway was made of lava stone--other parts of the building feature bits of coral, stones from other temples, and o'hia trees. Take a tour to learn about the Christian missionary history, or consider visiting for Sunday services. Plan to visit Mokuaikaua Church and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kailua-Kona attractions using our Kailua-Kona trip planning site .
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  • The church is a historical monument of Kailua-Kona, christian and its antiquity dates back 200 years and was built with volcanic stones from a Hawaiian temple. It is currently undergoing restoration.
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  • If you tender into Kona while on a cruise just head to your right along the road and you'll find Mokuaikaua Church. Despite the restoration going on around the church it is still a beautiful site to s...  more »
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  • Peaceful and wonderful place to learn about some of the island history. Also wonderful to see the continued vibrant role this church plays as a part of the community today. Wish we had visited on a Sunday to have taken part in a church service.
  • Fun place to stop for a quick history lesson Did you know Christianity was introduced to the Hawaiians back in the early 1800s? That was something I learnt. The church is the proof of it. The church is not that big so it will take you 5min although the introduction video by the entry is worth the few minutes. It is impressive to see the structure and learn its history. A fun stop on the big island. Happy travels
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