The son of missionaries in Hanalei, George N. Wilcox bought the original 900-acre Grove Farm from a German immigrant in 1864 and turned it into a successful sugar plantation. Two-hour guided tours of the homestead start at the original plantation office and include the two-story main home, still furnished with vintage decor and Hawaiiana, plus extensive gardens and intriguing outbuildings, such as a Japanese teahouse built in 1898. Note: Tours may be canceled on rainy days. Contact the museum about its free rides on restored, plantation-era steam trains near the old Lihue Sugar Mill, usually offered the second Thursday of each month.
Grove Farm Museum
4050 Nawiliwili Rd (Hwy 58), at Pikaka St., Lihue, HI
Our Rating Neighborhood East Side Hours Open only for guided tours Mon and Wed–Thurs at 10am and 1pm; reservations required. Phone 808/245-3202 Prices $20 adults, $10 children 5 to 12. Web site Grove Farm Museum