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Kona Historical Society

81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8133
+1 808-323-3222
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There are 2 locations with entirely different experiences on each. The Living History Farm... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Diane A
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Kona Coffee Living History Farm

Wow - great way to find out about coffee farming and a Japanese family's life in 1920's and... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
BeantownSusan
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Boston, MA
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Kona Historical Society is the non-profit organization that oversees the award-winning H.N. Greenwell Store Museum and the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Come visit these living history experiences where you'll be immersed in a vivid and unforgettable story of Hawaii's colorful past. KHS also provides free lectures, community and members-only events, as well as jeep trips and other fun activities.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8133
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+1 808-323-3222
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are 2 locations with entirely different experiences on each. The Living History Farm simulates what life was like on a typical coffee farm run by Japanese tenant farmers before WWII. The Farm offers some Hands-on Histoy experiences that are worth going for. You can...More

Thank Diane A
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It is so wonderful to hear when a visitor finds a connection with the Farm or exhibits. Thank you so much for sharing this. It makes what we do all that more rewarding.

Reviewed 5 March 2017

Wow - great way to find out about coffee farming and a Japanese family's life in 1920's and forward. You tour the farm at your own pace. The day I was there, there were 3 docents who knew a remarkable amount of information & were...More

Thank BeantownSusan
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you so much for your great review!

Reviewed 25 February 2017

Relaxing time and great cup of coffee afterwards ! Sadly it's only once a week, would definitely come back. Sounds of nature all around help too.

Thank kaylain
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The farm and their guides are a wonderful source to learn about life before refrigeration, power tools, and ready to wear clothes. Our visit started with the turning of a hand crank and eating a fresh macadamia nut. Our docent Barry talked about the family's...More

Thank nolee707
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

We are tickled pink when people enjoy the Farm and come away with a few memories. It looks like you got that and more! Thank you for the kind review. We'll be sure to show it to Barry and Pauline.

Reviewed 16 December 2016

Stopped by to buy some Portuguese Sweetbread during our first week and found out that anyone can stop by to help make bread. Came back the next week and helped roll bread. As an avid home baker, this was so much fun, and it was...More

Thank Kathryn M
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

I'm so glad you got a chance to help out at the Portuguese Stone Oven! It's what many visitors have told us is a "hidden gem".

Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

An excellent way to support history, tradition and the beauty of Kona. From Jeep rides up Mauna Loa to tours of old coffee farms to lectures on preservation, the list goes on! Join in the fun!

Thank beckymello
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Yes, exactly! Join in the FUN! Thank you for the nice review.

Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We didn't have time to visit for too long, but we did manage to pick up some fresh Portuguese sweet bread on the way to the airport. The fresh bread was delicious. Other types of bread include white and whole wheat. They shared that they...More

Thank truffles808
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

You got to experience the tastiest part of Kona Historical Society!

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Visited a Kona Historical Society and took a trip back in time. During the early days, when everyone's lives revolved around Kona Coffee. Learn how they lived, and how Kona coffee was harvested. Very educational, but very hot. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring water.

Thank Mitchhawaii
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Thursday, just in time for Portuguese Bread! Modern tour at Greenwell, but Kona Living History Farm was told best by Kame Okano! Rain didn't stop any of the docents or our experience and May is a quiet month. Felt like a personal tour!

Thank alwayshiking
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Isn't it fun when you get the "personal tour"? Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 14 April 2016

There are actually 3 experiences within the two Kona Historical Society locations: The Kona Living History Farm is the only living history coffee farm in the United States. One gets to experience what it was like for Kona's coffee farming pioneers. The time period is...More

Thank B H
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

Thank you for the 5 stars. You in-depth review was awesome!

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