If you are a history buff and really want to know about the Hawaiian history related to sugar plantations then this is the tour for you. Not only do you get to explore the grounds, but you get to go into several of the old buildings. Everything on the plantation is kept as it was when the sisters set up the preservation of the estate. Inside the plantation home you get to see the house as they lived in it a half century ago (and beyond). In fact, we were taken into the kitchen for cookies and iced tea, prepared in the old fashioned way, a wood stove, by a Hawaiian woman who worked for the sisters before they died. She spoke reverently about them.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered questions beyond what he didn't directly talk about. This is a low-key tour and not for those who are looking for something with excitement. This was however, one of the best history tours we have been on for quite some while and well worth the $20 admission fee. It is truly fascinating to see how the work was done and how the people lived 50-75 years ago.
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