We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jean P. Haydon Museum

PO.Box 1540 | Village of Fagatogo, Pago Pago, Tutuila 96799-1540, American Samoa
+1 684-633-4347
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Island History

It's a small museum but we found it interesting and they are renovating at present so it will be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nanette132
,
Brisbane, Australia
Nice but small

A great stop on the tours for a short time to see the Samoan culture on display. Not a large museum... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
LVOldTimer
,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Read all 28 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Originally a Naval Commissary during World War II, this building is now a museum with an excellent collection of Samoan artifacts and handicrafts.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good25%
  • Average41%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“small museum” (4 reviews)
“on display” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
PO.Box 1540 | Village of Fagatogo, Pago Pago, Tutuila 96799-1540, American Samoa
CONTACT
Website
+1 684-633-4347
Write a Review
Reviews (28)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a small museum but we found it interesting and they are renovating at present so it will be better. The lady working there was so friendly and gave us lots of information on the local history and explained the different artefacts and the story...More

Thank Nanette132
Reviewed 19 January 2017

A great stop on the tours for a short time to see the Samoan culture on display. Not a large museum but understated in some ways as the displays are representative of a time gone by. It was conveniently located and easy to find.

Thank LVOldTimer
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I'd like to say I really enjoyed the Jean P. Haydon Museum, but I can't. Overall I found the condition of the artifacts to be rather poor, the variety relatively limited, and the lighting in the exhibit areas rather dim. Perhaps it's just that I...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is a nice 1-2 hour stop as you walk about the busy harbor area. Air-conditioned display area features artifacts from ancient settlers, the tuna industry, kings, and (oddly) a moon rock.

Thank Joe58156
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This nice little museum is conveniently located near the cruise ship pier. Very easy walk. Stop in and enjoy. Some really nice models of early Polynesian canoes. Other exhibits leave it to your imagination to determine just what they are. Should have more in the...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We travelled throughout the South Seas and saw many museums, and as a boater, I love seeing the boating displays. I would say this outrigger canoe was the best: gorgeous wood, fastened together in traditional ways--native twine covered over in sap. The museum is free...More

Thank 34oceanspirit
Reviewed 19 December 2015

We could not tour as scaffolding covered everything. Only the outside was visible. Must admit that we watched for awhile. Private buses with wild decorations are available.

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 7 November 2015

This is a wonderful museum of Samoan history and culture which is packed with exhibits and displays,and I have added some photos we took of canoes, cloths and jewellery, paintings, sculptures and botanical exhibits, (though my photos don't do it justice). There are also some...More

Thank sdf76
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is a relatively small museum in the main harbor area on the island. It had recently re-opened (was closed for a few weeks by the health department, as it had fallen into disrepair). It is not well funded or curated, but it has some...More

Thank AggieJoe79
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This could be a top-notch museum but the curation is amateur and has little information for visitors. Still, some of the exhibits are interesting and not what you would find in other museums back on the mainland. I was especially interested in the canon, but...More

Thank planetraincar
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Jean P. Haydon Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit