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Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum

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Address: 4050 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-8600
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+1 808 245 3202
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Mon 10:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 15:00
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This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the...

This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the original family mansion, the worker's quarters and many fine gardens.

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Real Hawaii

So happy that our friend encouraged us to go to Grove Farm----what a great place. We had a wonderful guide named Mary Beth who is so knowledgeable and funny!! It was beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Alamo, California
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Alamo, California
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So happy that our friend encouraged us to go to Grove Farm----what a great place. We had a wonderful guide named Mary Beth who is so knowledgeable and funny!! It was beautiful, historical, and fascinating and we enjoyed every moment of the tour!

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turn down the little dirt driveway, marked "Grove Farm", off Nawiliwili Ave. in Lihue and find yourself instantly transported back to the days of large scale Kauai sugar cane growing, milling and sailing ships. Your knowledgeable volunteer guide will take you on a roughly one hour tour of George Wilcox's home and what remains of the surrounding lands of his... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a delightful view of a farm from the time of sugar plantations. A volunteer guide escorts you through the farm from another time. Reservations are required.

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Chehalis, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have enjoyed their Sunday brunch on several visits to Kauai. It is best to get reservations earlier during the time the breakfast buffet is available. Towards the end of the available time, several items are used up and not readily replaced. The food is very good

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victoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were lucky to have a small group tour (5) of this very interesting and historical site in Kauai. Our docent or guide, who was originally from the mainland, had lived on the island 40+ years and was married into one of the local families. The telling of the history of the estate went into only the positive aspects of... More 

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Vegreville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

On the second Thursday of every month Grove Farm starts up its beautifully restored 1887 vintage cane hauling steam locomotive "Paulo" and offers free rides. The volunteer engineer and other people there are passionate about the history of Paulo and very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the Grove Farm and it's steam locomotives. They are in the process... More 

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Anderson, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We feel very fortunate to have discovered this attraction and booked a tour in advance. Well worth the time and donation. Exceptionally well preserved and visitor friendly. Historical significance which was easy to grasp and remember as a reference for the remainder of our 9 day stay in Kauai. Special Place Not to be missed.

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Koloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Was driving by and saw the sign advertising free entry and decided to take a look. If you want to see a glimpse of Kauai's past then this is the place to visit! I walked around by myself for a little while looking into all the buildings around the property. When I got to the main house I was greeted... More 

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1 Thank ShakaPaka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

After several years of talking about it, we finally got to see Grove Plantation Farm in Lihue. It consists of a cluster of buildings that made up the estate. From the excellent guides you learn about Kauai in the early contact years -- its early life as a sugar cane plantation, its evolution over time, and the family that owned... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

So I love Kauai I have been coming here for nearly twenty years and after some time and developing a deep affection for the place, I wanted to know more. If you want to go beyond the beach and resort experience if you love history then do this tour! Serioulsy it was one of the best experinces I have ever... More 

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