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Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203
+1 808-323-3222
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
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Kona Historical Society's Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook is a "must see" Hawaii attraction and the only living history coffee farm in the nation. Stroll through this Smithsonian-affiliated, outdoor museum that tells the story of Kona's Japanese immigrants that became Kona's coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. A self-guided experience, you're free to walk among the coffee trees, meet a "Kona Nightingale", or watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Visit the original 1920's farmhouse where you may find the homemaker starting the fire to cook rice or making musubi for the farmer's lunch. "Talk story" along the way with living history interpreters and discover the story behind Kona's gourmet crop.
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82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203
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+1 808-323-3222
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This coffee farm run by a Japanese tenant farmer before WWII is a MUST visit if you are interested in the history of immigrants on The Big Island. The day we went our docent was Pauline, a Japanese woman who had lived close by and...More

Thank FarmerRK
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

You're recommendation is right on. I would also suggest coming on a Thursday to participate in the Portuguese Stone Oven baking that starts at 10am in the pasture below the museum. Thanks for the awesome review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed wandering about this well preserved coffee farm that tells the story of struggle in the land of plenty. The guided tour gives the history of Japanese immigration in Hawaii. Had no idea how difficult life was like back then. Fortunately they preserved the...More

Thank H T
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mahalo plenty for your nice review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the kids to this as something different from all the snorkeling and hiking on the Big Island. Needless to say they were NOT excited to go. But they seriously had a great time when we were there! The folks giving the tour made...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Loved the tour! Delicious coffee and treats :) The staff is friendly and very informative. The drive there was beautiful, overall great morning activity!

Thank Nzaragoza
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 3 August 2017

I love coffee but until I read about this place I had no wish to visit a coffee farm, hence no expectation. So I went as my guide book said so, I was the first guest and a tour of coffee growing immediately started which...More

Thank Matilda F
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Aww, it's so wonderful to hear when people learn new ideas/facts about Hawaii's past on the Farm. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

While visiting the big island of Hawaii we all wanted to visit a coffee farm. After setting up a tour at a nearby farm, they confirmed, cancelled, confirmed then cancelled again. Luckily the Kona Coffee Living History Farm was open. It is on an old...More

Thank Nazsnaz
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

We're so glad you found us! It looks like, by your pictures, that you got to "talk story" with Miki while pan-roasting coffee. Nice! He's a treasure and is a master storyteller. Thank you for the nice review.

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Docents were knowledgable and informative. Through their stories they painted a complete picture of what life was like for the early coffee farmers on the island.

Thank Lisa B
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We're glad you were able to visit us and see a different side of Hawaii.

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We learned a lot about the area's history and the process of traditional coffee production. Friendly staff clearly enjoys their time here. Worth a stop!

Thank Rachelhb2015
Reviewed 15 June 2017

semi living hisotry museum of a japaneese family owned coffee farm. Learn the techniques for farming and living on this coffee farm during the time before and after WWII.

Thank Mark W
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for visiting the farm and such a great review

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Wow - this was an awesome spot. We saw tofu making demonstration. Then was taken on a tour by one if the most informative man I ever met. He truly lives this place. Enjoy the coffee samples. Plus smell the coffee flowers. It is not...More

Thank Ms Little R
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

It sounds like you really immersed yourself in the farm. Yay! We love to hear that. :)

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judy1827
19 January 2017|
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Response from konahistorical | Property representative |
The Kona Coffee Living History Farm is on Highway 11 (also known as Mamalahoa Hwy) between milemarkers 110 and 111. Hope that helps!
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Dawn H
8 February 2016|
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Response from RiverCajun | Reviewed this property |
Can be fun. Involves a bit of walking and if the sun is out on a day the trades aren't blowing a bit, can be very warm. Moves at a good pace and there are things kids can do along the way. If the 7 year old gets bored... More
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