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Jean P. Haydon Museum

PO.Box 1540 | Village of Fagatogo, Pago Pago, Tutuila 96799-1540, American Samoa
+1 684-633-4347
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Interesting

The displays were helpful in understanding the history of the island and islanders. We did not... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Marsha R
Small museum of American Samoan culture

There is some free street parking in the area. It is a small museum with no admission fee. You may... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
ransom007
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Originally a Naval Commissary during World War II, this building is now a museum with an excellent collection of Samoan artifacts and handicrafts.
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PO.Box 1540 | Village of Fagatogo, Pago Pago, Tutuila 96799-1540, American Samoa
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+1 684-633-4347
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The displays were helpful in understanding the history of the island and islanders. We did not have any interactions with staff.

Thank Marsha R
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

There is some free street parking in the area. It is a small museum with no admission fee. You may leave a contribution in the box near the entrance. The museum has artifacts about American Samoa. Not only the culture and people but also the...More

Thank ransom007
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a quaint museum with some interesting exhibits just don't expect the Smithsonian. The herbal medicine section is interesting.

Thank Vandieman111
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

It's a small museum but we found it interesting and they are renovating at present so it will be better. The lady working there was so friendly and gave us lots of information on the local history and explained the different artefacts and the story...More

Thank Nanette132
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

A great stop on the tours for a short time to see the Samoan culture on display. Not a large museum but understated in some ways as the displays are representative of a time gone by. It was conveniently located and easy to find.

Thank LVOldTimer
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

I'd like to say I really enjoyed the Jean P. Haydon Museum, but I can't. Overall I found the condition of the artifacts to be rather poor, the variety relatively limited, and the lighting in the exhibit areas rather dim. Perhaps it's just that I...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is a nice 1-2 hour stop as you walk about the busy harbor area. Air-conditioned display area features artifacts from ancient settlers, the tuna industry, kings, and (oddly) a moon rock.

Thank Joe58156
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

This nice little museum is conveniently located near the cruise ship pier. Very easy walk. Stop in and enjoy. Some really nice models of early Polynesian canoes. Other exhibits leave it to your imagination to determine just what they are. Should have more in the...More

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

We travelled throughout the South Seas and saw many museums, and as a boater, I love seeing the boating displays. I would say this outrigger canoe was the best: gorgeous wood, fastened together in traditional ways--native twine covered over in sap. The museum is free...More

Thank 34oceanspirit
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

We could not tour as scaffolding covered everything. Only the outside was visible. Must admit that we watched for awhile. Private buses with wild decorations are available.

Thank Gina S
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