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H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

81-6551 Mamalahoa Highway, Highway 11, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
+1 808-323-3222
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Wonderful attention to detail and guests!

The living history farm was a delight to visit. We stopped on a day that the women were baking... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Debra R
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Port Alexander
Living history lesson

Great stop to take the family. Educational & fun for all! Take a few minutes and stop by. Very... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
927jesse
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Oklahoma
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A costumed interpreter will greet you as you enter this award-winning, Smithsonian affiliated, living history program centered around the historic H.N. Greenwell Store Museum. Experience a part of the daily life of some of the multi-ethnic ranchers and coffee farmers in the Hawaiian Kingdom back as it was in the 1890s. On Thursdays, visitors and locals alike, line up to buy the sweet bread coming out of the Portuguese stone oven.Come join us! You won't leave this place without feeling you have experienced a rare glimpse into Hawaii's colorful past.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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81-6551 Mamalahoa Highway, Highway 11, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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+1 808-323-3222
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

The living history farm was a delight to visit. We stopped on a day that the women were baking bread! The smell was heavenly and the bread was absolutely delicious with a little honey from the farm! We ate our bread and chatted about the...More

1  Thank Debra R
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great stop to take the family. Educational & fun for all! Take a few minutes and stop by. Very friendly & welcoming atmosphere.

Thank 927jesse
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Aww, thank you! We're always trying to add new activities to engage even the youngsters.

Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place is a cool little museum that lets you see how the settlers lived while they were starting to work the island. it's a little place so it doesn't take much time out of your trip. Worth the stop.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Small, but unusual museum with many interesting exhibits. All about the Greenwell family and farm. Volunteer who knew the history of the farm and the area. Ann made our visit even better. Free, donation asked. We certainly wanted to donate to let them know how...More

Thank MiddleLin
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you for the 5 star review!

Reviewed 23 July 2016

Interesting free tour, free taste of coffee. Limited but unique souvenirs. Beautiful locale. Nice restrooms.

1  Thank Smother123
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The docent was magnificent. She was very knowledgeable and obviously enjoyed sharing her knowledge. You learn not the history of the Greenwells but what it was like to live in the area. The day I was there they were making Portugese bread on the lawn...More

Thank carmarg
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Ahhh, you've discovered "Thursday is bread day!". And we will be sure to share this review with Ann, the Store's interpreter. It'll make her day. :)

Reviewed 20 June 2016

The old-style store museum was a fun, brief stop that was very enjoyable. Certainly not a major destination but it was fun for the homeschooled kid in our party to connect the items on display with things she had read about Hawaii history and Laura...More

1  Thank Kate C
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

We hope on your next visit you'll be able to come back and visit the new "Kona Museum" gallery we will be building soon that will have photo and artifact exhibits about Hawaii's history.

Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time visiting this museum/house. The hostess was really knowledgable and was interested in answering our questions or just telling us about the house. She was super friendly too. We highly recommend this spot for a quick stop for...More

1  Thank AKAbbey
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2016

We love to hear when people have "so much fun"! Thank you!

Reviewed 9 February 2016

Interesting story for those who love history. Great for school age kids. Interesting story and nice docents that bring history to life. A quick visit to add to your itinerary.

1  Thank B H
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2016

What a nice review! You really summed it up. :)

Reviewed 15 January 2016

I enjoyed the store museum which is near the coffee farms including Greenwell Coffee as I recall. Its located up the mountain at about 1100 feet up. Worth a visit while checking out that part of the island, so a nice drive.

1  Thank Charles R
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2016

Thank you for your kind review.

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LinWin09
Can I purchase the award-winning Greenwell Farms coffee which won at the Cream of the Crop judging in March, 2015 at this location? Linda Winchell
21 April 2015|
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Response from konahistorical | Property representative |
I'm sorry, you will have to ask Greenwell Farms. You are asking Kona Historical Society's H.N. Greenwell Store Museum that question. We are neighbors to Greenwell Farms but don't sell their coffee.
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