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Address: PO.Box 1540 | Village of Fagatogo, Pago Pago, Tutuila 96799-1540, American Samoa
Phone Number: +1 684-633-4347
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Originally a Naval Commissary during World War II, this building is now a...

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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Not-so-hot Gradin' for Haydon

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 was in a hurry to get on to other things, but I didn't find this... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Joe58156
Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 way of information. In the meantime enjoy it, and be creative in your thoughts.

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Thank Michael P
Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 so stop complaining. Find the gems that are here and revel in them. The museum... More 

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Thank 34oceanspirit
Mt Airy NC
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Gina S
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

This is a wonderful museum of Samoan history and culture which is packed with exhibits and displays,and I have added some photos we took of canoes, cloths and jewellery, paintings, sculptures and botanical exhibits, (though my photos don't do it justice). There are also some pieces of Moon Rock,(Pago Pago is American Samoa). The day I visited with my husband... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is a relatively small museum in the main harbor area on the island. It had recently re-opened (was closed for a few weeks by the health department, as it had fallen into disrepair). It is not well funded or curated, but it has some interesting displays on the history and traditions of the area.

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Thank AggieJoe79
Toledo, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

This could be a top-notch museum but the curation is amateur and has little information for visitors. Still, some of the exhibits are interesting and not what you would find in other museums back on the mainland. I was especially interested in the canon, but there wasn't a docent on duty and no plaque was displayed with historical information. I... More 

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Pago Pago, American Samoa
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Some nice and interesting artifacts. On a weekday, you could put as much in your pocket if you wanted to, since nobody is ever there to tend to the exhibits.The building history in itself is worthwhile, but it seems that the local government that runs the Museum doesn't have that much to offer other certain programs for kids in the... More 

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Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

There are several interesting artifacts and photos in this museum, making it worth a visit if you are unfamiliar with Samoan history. Drop by on a weekday.

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