Another thing Lahaina’s got plenty of (besides restaurants) is museums. They cover all eras of Hawai‘i’s rich history and they’re the perfect place to visit on a rainy day. You can learn about the Chinese in Wo Hing Museum on Front Street, see how the missionaries lived at Baldwin Home Museum on the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets, hear tales of rowdy whalers at Old Lahaina Prison on the corner of Prison and Waine‘e Streets, learn about life as a plantation worker in West Maui at the Plantation Museum in The Wharf Cinema Center or discover how Lahaina thrived through the centuries at Lahaina Heritage Museum in Old Lahaina Courthouse. These Lahaina Restoration Foundation museums are open daily, and most offer free admission.
For those museums with paid admission, Lahaina Restoration Foundation has partnered with Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum to offer a Passport to the Past for exploring three of Maui’s popular museums. In addition to great value, the passport is a great gift for history buffs and students as well as a keepsake souvenir for visiting family and friends.
For one low price of $10, the passport booklet provides admission to the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum on Hansen Road in Pu‘unene, Baldwin Home Museum and Wo Hing Museum on Front Street in Lahaina ($14 value). Information and photos depicting each museum are included in the booklet with an area for stamping the date of entry to each place. Passports expire one year from date of issue and are available for purchase at each museum location.
Baldwin Home and Wo Hing Museums are open between 10 am and 4 pm each day (Baldwin Home features candlelit tours from dusk to 8:30 pm on Fridays). Regular fees, which include admission to both museums, are: $7 Adult/Teen and $5 for Kama‘aina, Military and Senior. Children 12 years and under go free when accompanied by a paying adult. If you have any questions about our other museums, visit our Historic Sites pages or contact us.