Hawaii's Plantation Village
A visit to us opens a door to a time of true hospitality and cultural sharing that sprung from Hawaii’s plantation life. - Hawaii's Plantation Village
Welcome to Hawaii's Plantation Village, the living history museum located in Waipahu, Hawaii. This historically accurate village and museum allows guests to 'step back in time to when sugar was King and experience the real Hawaii', something not many tourists get the opportunity to do during their tropical getaway.
Guides in the village take visitors on a tour of a re-created 1900s sugar plantation, with over 25 buildings and homes to explore onsite. This outdoor museum of cultural history shows life here circa 1850-1950, with restored buildings and replicas such as the Plantation Store, Infirmary, Bathhouse, Managers Office, and more.
You will learn how several different cultures lived and thrived here, with cultural heritage stories from Hawaiians, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Okinawan, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and more. Explore the homes of these people and find personal artifacts, clothing, furniture, and art that represents their way of life.
There are daily tours for groups, or you can simply explore the village on your own. Be sure to save plenty of time to visit the onsite gift shop filled with handicrafts, ethnic music, cookbooks, toys, and more by local artisans.