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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.