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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 via mobile

Ended up deciding on this coffee farm after much research. They seem to have the “realest” Kona Coffee. This is a self-guided tour which is nice as you can spend as much or as little time in certain places as you wish. Definitely visit Pauline...More

Thank Jennifer H
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We also feel that our coffee farm is the one to visit! :D Thank you for helping us get the word out.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love history, so what better place to learn about kona coffee than the living history farm south of Kona? We got there shortly before they closed at 2 p.m. on a Monday, but we managed to get the tour of the house, which is...More

Thank Ray R
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you were able to visit! Thank you for the nice review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's beautiful and it's so fresh and you feel free because you just do. Everything is green and lush.

Thank Neil M
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this Kona Coffee Farm and were very impressed with this chance to learn some local history. At the entrance we sampled some coffee and were given a pamphlet for a self-guided tour. There was a man who has worked in...More

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

Thank you for coming. It sounds like you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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 9 September 2017

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 12 September 2017

Mahalo plenty for your nice review!

Reviewed 28 August 2017

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 29 August 2017

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

1  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.

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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
9 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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