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Kona Coffee Living History 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...more
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is so much more than I expected!!! In addition to the information about coffee, there was a fascinating demonstration on the life of the Japanese people who worked on the plantation in the early 1900s. What a tough hard life they had!! We also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WWEsharon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is beautifuly kept. There were two guides, one was a retired coffee grower, who talked us through how the coffee was grown and how the coffee beans used to be processed. The second guide took us through the dwelling and gave us a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank S F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this farm. It was an excellent history of coffe production and living conditions on the island in early 1900’s. Well worth the cost of admission.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 347duncand
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is a non-profit maintained farm that is educationally oriented. The site is small but raises various fruits and vegetables besides coffee and Macadamia nuts. The point is to see all the various crops and flowers in a natural setting where you can speak with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I have visited other coffee farms in Kona and around the world, so I am familiar with the process. What this farm offers is so much more. The staff share the history with so much knowledge, passion, and heart. Recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lisarH5220BN
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

The $15pp entry fee was a tad steep, however the Traditional 1920's farmer house was remarkably well preserved and reinstated. The volunteers were very informative and entertaining. We enjoyed this 1hr pit stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This place is a gem. I highly recommend a stop at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. You learn more than how coffee is grown and harvested. You learn the history of how a Japanese family moved to the island and lived on this farm....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paulette A
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Really interesting to learn about how the Japanese came over to Hawaii and worked on the coffee farms. Got to look around the Japanese farm house, as well as the production mill. Fantastic people who work there and really informative. Coffee was amazing too, bought...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sam l
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Got to try quite a few of the different flavors of coffee. I bought a lot of coffee to take home to share. Coffee was very good.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We stumbled across this and decided to take a drive. We are glad we did! Kids (11 and 13 ) really enjoyed the program-well staffed, educational, hands on activities.

Date of experience: August 2018
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23 June 2018|
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Response from achunder | Reviewed this property |
Nope no ticket necessary. Walk in and enjoy Surprisingly their gift shop has cheap merchandise and my daughter got a Hawaiian dress from there
19 January 2017|
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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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