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Stuck in Irons House (Hale Pa'ahao)

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Address: Prison St., Lahaina, Maui, HI
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+1 808-667-1985
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This jail dates back to the 1800s.

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Stuck in Irons is a sailing term meaning can't go anywhere into a headwind. It's a nice irony for a local lockup, that one can only imagine, was frequented by sailors getting into... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2016
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Stuck in Irons is a sailing term meaning can't go anywhere into a headwind. It's a nice irony for a local lockup, that one can only imagine, was frequented by sailors getting into their cups

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Off the beaten path from Front Street, interesting look at what incarceration might have looked like for the sailors who dilly-dallied on shore past their curfew!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

The old Lahaina Prison, better known as Stuck in irons house, is a short walk (less than 10 minutes) from the waterfront and harbour. The old prison cell building still stands, and it is hard to imagine what this was like at its peak 150 years ago when hundreds of prisoners were housed here because the building seems so small.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

Just a short walk from the busy Front St. This historic site is so well maintained and you can actually sense what it might feel like if you were imprisioned. Enjoy seeing this site!!!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012 via mobile

This old prison gives a good idea of what life was there a century ago. There are interesting information and even a seaman talking from his cell.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2006

I always enjoy historic buildings/museums in the cities that we visit... this was an interesting stop along our walk of historic Lahaina. Well maintained and a short walk from Front St.

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