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“40th Anniversary”

Old Lahaina Courthouse
Ranked #13 of 124 things to do in Lahaina
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“40th Anniversary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

Loved all the history. Great pictures & museum. Took picture of Greg in one of the old jail cells. Built to accommodate winds from the sea for cooling.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
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“Excellent way to learn a great deal about the history of Maui”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

This museum is a little gem. It gives a very good comprehensive history not only of Lahaina but also the Hawaiian Islands. It takes you from very early prehistoric times, the development of the culture of the islanders, the arrival of the British, missionaries and the way in which the cultural identity of the Hawaiian Islands deteriorated and almost reached extinction. Happily, things are now "on the up" with a much greater appreciation of what has happened in the past. It also explains a great deal about the history of Lahaina and is well worth a visit. There is a shop downstairs but make sure you visit both the ground and first floors to follow the comprehensive history. The whaling section is very interesting as well. There is no entry charge. It is best to visit this museum before going on to the Baldwin Home Museum and the Wo Hing Museum.

Well worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
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Indio, California
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“found this place by accident”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

I was looking for a yogurt shop and I stumbled down this street that took me into this mega restaurant and shopping land !! It went on for what seemed like miles !! its very crowded in the middle of the day but the old courthouse was really cool and drive around to find the free parking. I got all my gift shopping done in one day !

Visited September 2013
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Athens, Greece
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43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Interesting museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Small museum with lot of to see and a nice gallery and shop to visit. Unfortunately when I visited it one of its sections in the 2nd floor was closed. There is also only one toilet for both men and women. When in Banyan Tree Park you should pay it a visit.

Visited July 2013
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Carlsbad, California
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“Worth a visit, good history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

If you visit the Banan tree, this museum is worth a look. Small museum on 2 floors, very easy to get around. Good history of the islands and whole area. Nice video about a hotel that carved an old-fashioned outrigger canoe over a few years. Kept my family interested for the whole video.

Visited August 2013
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