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Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House

2375-A Main Street, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1661
+1 808-244-3326
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Hale Hoʻikeʻike is a history museum which showcases the largest collection of Hawaiian Antiquities on Maui. Located on the site of Kahekili's Royal Residence, Hale Hoʻikeʻike houses artifacts from Hawaii's pre-western contact era, missionary era, Monarchy era, and plantation era. Situated just on the way to Iao Valley State Park it is a stop you will not want to miss.
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  • Very good51%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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2375-A Main Street, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1661
+1 808-244-3326
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised. I have toured many old house/museums across the US. But this one might be the best one I've seen. I was surprised by the variety of Hawaiian artifacts, including tools, weapons and even part of a land snail collection. There are...More

Thank FuzzyKat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the museums on a pass that we purchased - well worth the money if you like history. We enjoyed the quaint home and the film. We are seniors and to get to every part of the home there are narrow stairs...More

Thank Louisianagirl51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like Hawaiian history this lovely little museum is charming. For the $5 senior fee per person we had a private guided tour. Very nice young man. Actually all the people at this museum/ house were very personable. Its a mid 1850ies home of...More

Thank harrodsfan
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A small museum with limited but interesting exhibits, this was the home of an American missionary couple who came to Maui in the 1830's and raised their family (their descendants are still active in the community). You may have to have some interest in or...More

Thank RescueBot
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The guide was very informative and enthusiastic. We spent much longer than expected because we ended up watching a video that they run upstairs that goes into detailed history of Hawaii and how it became part of the US.

Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This cozy little museum is neatly tucked away between the Wailuku CBD and Iao Needle Park. If you are not looking for the HVB sign it's incredibly easy to miss. Once inside be prepared to be treated to some in depth Hawaiian history. My wife...More

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A small museum that was a residence at one time. The building is well maintained but the grounds need some TLC. This is a two story building without an elevator. There is a rather lengthy documentary on how Hawaii was founded and the processes that...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Bailey House is the the site of a women's seminary that later became a co-ed school. The museum has a small collection of Hawaiian artifacts and a wealth of historical information when it was a school. The museum was very intersesting and the surrounding...More

Thank DandSdennis
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stopped at the Bailey House on our way elsewhere and were enthralled by its history and the artifacts in its small collection. Docents shared their wealth of information, and a one-hour video provided a fascinating, detailed history of the Hawaiian islands. The place is...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A lot of artifacts from pre-US territory/state times as well as antique furniture. Includes pictures painted by Mr. Bailey. Amazing amount of talent shown. Film on political history of Hawaii quite informative.

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Leesa K
18 January 2017|
Response from Doug R | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly it was about $8 per person for the Bailey house, but for $10 ea you could get a pass that also allows access to the small Chinese Society Museum. We saw both, worth the $10.