Hawaiis Plantation village in historic Waipahu is a living history museum and Botanical garden on 50 acres just below the sugar plantation. From 1852 until 1946, 355,000 immigrants came from China, Japan, Okinawa, Philippines, Korea, Portugal and Puerto Rico to work in the sugar cane fields and sugar plantations that occupied most of the leeward side of Oahu. The different cultures lived side by side in plantation housing in this valley. These immigrants changed Oahu’s ethnic makeup.
Hawaiis Plantation Village is a historic outdoor museum that showcases the lives, experiences and working conditions of Hawaii’s early plantation workers. This museum was opened in 1992 and contains original structures and replicas of the homes that these immigrants lived in. There is also a barbershop, community bathhouse, medical clinic, stores, a Shinto Shrine and lots of plantation style architecture, art, antiques and relics to enhance your experience of a look into the daily lives of these Immigrant workers. So visit and experience the warm welcoming atmosphere of Hawaii in the early 1900‘s
Guided tours are conducted every hour from 10:00am until 2:00pm.
Chinese Social Building
Senior citizens 62 and up $10.00
Kama’aina (locals) $7.00
Military with id $7.00
Youth 4-11 years old $5.00
Children under 4 free
DIRECTIONS FROM WAIKIKI
By car take H1 west to exit #7 (Waikele / Waipahu) and turn left at the light onto Paiwa St. Drive to the 5th signal and turn right onto Waipahu St. Continue just past the Filipino community center and the entrance to Hawaii’s Plantation Village is on the left.
By Bus start out at Ala Moana Shopping Center. Take #43 (Waukee / Waipahu) and tell the driver you are going to Hawaii’s Plantation Village and he will let you know where to get off.
The buses run every 30 minutes.
This attraction is also included in the Go Oahu Card. Click on the banner on the right to find out how much you can see and how much you can save at their website.
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