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Grove Farm Homestead

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Address: 4050 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-8600
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+1 808-245-3202
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Mon 10:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 15:00

This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the...

This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the original family mansion, the worker's quarters and many fine gardens.

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This Place is a Hidden Gem!!!

Was driving by and saw the sign advertising free entry and decided to take a look. If you want to see a glimpse of Kauai's past then this is the place to visit! I walked around by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Koloa, Hawaii
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Koloa, Hawaii
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was driving by and saw the sign advertising free entry and decided to take a look. If you want to see a glimpse of Kauai's past then this is the place to visit! I walked around by myself for a little while looking into all the buildings around the property. When I got to the main house I was greeted... More 

Thank ShakaPaka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

After several years of talking about it, we finally got to see Grove Plantation Farm in Lihue. It consists of a cluster of buildings that made up the estate. From the excellent guides you learn about Kauai in the early contact years -- its early life as a sugar cane plantation, its evolution over time, and the family that owned... More 

1 Thank Patricia M
Anchorage, Alaska
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

So I love Kauai I have been coming here for nearly twenty years and after some time and developing a deep affection for the place, I wanted to know more. If you want to go beyond the beach and resort experience if you love history then do this tour! Serioulsy it was one of the best experinces I have ever... More 

Thank Foodsthegame
Vernon, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had stumbled on Grove Farm on our last trip to Kauai four years ago and walked the grounds. Upon visiting the office we learned about their tours but our time was short and the tours required reservation well in advance. We put it on our to do list for this trip, went to the website and made our reservation... More 

Thank Arthur L
Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a lovely museum on an historic property just above Nawiliwili Harbor in Lihue. The tour requires a reservation and goes through several old homestead buildings from an early sugar cane plantation on Kauai. The main house has an extensive collection of antiquities and artifacts dating from the time of the early Hawaiians. In addition, there are wonderful old... More 

1 Thank Patrick M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Grove Farm should not be missed. It is a fascinating insight to the history and life on a plantation in Hawaii. The main buildings are like a time capsule with original furnishings and collectibles - unchanged from the time it was handed over as a museum. It is not available except on a guided tour but so worth while as... More 

1 Thank Sarah W
Yountville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This large piece of property had so much going on. There was the initial residence of the plantation owner, his office, the gorgeous home built for his brother who later managed the plantation, a guest cottage, a niece's office clinic, the small cottage for the Japanese woman who helped in the house for her entire adult lifetime, an old barn,... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Grove Farm is an experience you can't miss when visiting Kauai. The 2 hour tour walks you through a fascinating life on a sugar plantation from the mid 1800s to the present. You visit every aspect of life and sit in the kitchen to enjoy fresh wood stove made sugar cookies and sweet mint tea. All the working and living... More 

2 Thank Trips4me858
Mount Barker, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Loved the setting , my interest was more into the old infrastructure and farming practice .Tour concentrated more on family history.

1 Thank Alan G
Kapaa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Just south of Kukui Grove Shopping Center on Nawiliwili Rd is the old plantation homestead of the Wilcox family. I'm a resident here and have been on this tour several times and always enjoy learning more of the history of this era. The property is expansive with the beautiful original home, additions, out buildings, gardens, pig and chicken enclosures, blacksmith... More 

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