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Mokuaikaua Church

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Address: 75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
Phone Number: +1 808-329-0655
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Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.

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This goes back to begining of Christianity on the Island. Truly an historic experience .

The Island's precontact, with Europeans, past with its Christian past melded together in this church made of stones from an old Hawaiian temple and timbers from a sailing ship... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Island's precontact, with Europeans, past with its Christian past melded together in this church made of stones from an old Hawaiian temple and timbers from a sailing ship. Truly an historical site to visit. There is a model of the ship which brought the first missionaries to Hawaii Island and historic stained glass plus the timbers which hold up... More 

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Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The docents are very helpful as you explore the self-guided exhibits in this lovely church. There is much to see and it is worth a visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

And some delicate stained-glass. A great place to take a 5 minute break from the crowds on Ali'i Drive.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

interesting but small. Would have liked more info on the history of how it was settled and how it grew, how it ingratiated itself with the natives, and that sort of thing. When we went there were regular patrons, I guess, bent on giving you the God info. They did not know what sect the original church founders were.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is one of the first built with coral mortar and lava rock. The steeple has been replaced several times. The interior is cool, even in the summer heat. The pews are of native hardwood. The church is directly across from Hulihe'e Palace, the summer retreat of Hawaiian Royalty.

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West Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped into this early Christian church. It is built on the original site of the missionary church built in 1820. Interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic piece of Hawaiian history. Building was constructed in 1836 and remains an active church today. Grounds are beautiful and brief tour is free.

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church was constructed in the 1830s and is the oldest Christian church on the island of Hawaii. It is located directly across the street from Hulile'e palace and worth a 10 minute visit. Admittance is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful area to leisurely walk and enjoy the sites both historical and cultural. The Church is just one of many down this drive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in one morning to enjoy the quietness of the church. The woodwork inside is just beautiful and the ambience demands respect. Well worth visiting.

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