Hawaii's Plantation Village

Hawaii's Plantation Village Step back in time to when ‘sugar was King’ and experience real Hawai‘i. Hawaii’s Plantation Village is the perfect location for keiki, family, and all ages to explore a living history museum and botanical garden opening a door to time.
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Hawaii’s Plantation Village is the perfect location for keiki, family, and all ages to explore a living history museum and botanical garden opening a door to time of true hospitality and cultural sharing that sprung from Hawaii’s plantation life. Located in historic Waipahu town, local guides take you on a journey back to the early 1900s, where you can experience more than 25 authentic plantation

Hawaii’s Plantation Village is the perfect location for keiki, family, and all ages to explore a living history museum and botanical garden opening a door to time of true hospitality and cultural sharing that sprung from Hawaii’s plantation life. Located in historic Waipahu town, local guides take you on a journey back to the early 1900s, where you can experience more than 25 authentic plantation

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Photos from Lenette Tam's post
06/26/2021

Photos from Lenette Tam's post

(by volunteer Lorene Ono)Our HPV Country Store is still on.  I just finished this quilted wall hanging painted on cotton...
06/14/2021

(by volunteer Lorene Ono)

Our HPV Country Store is still on. I just finished this quilted wall hanging painted on cotton based on the book by Ronald Takaki. I always liked the term "pau hana" which meant the adults were coming home from work. It also means "retirement" so we're in our pau hana years. Our Country Store ends August 31...new items being added continually.

06/11/2021

Aloha friends 🌺

We are open Monday through Friday at Hawaii Plantation Village but will be including 2 Saturdays a month thru the Summer. Tour hours start at 10am, 11am, 12 noon, and 1pm every day.

Admission Fees
Regular Rates
General Adult Admission: $15.00

Discounted Rates
Out-of-State Seniors (62+ with ID): $12.00
Military (with valid ID): $8.00
All Kama'aina/Military (with valid ID): $8.00
Youth (ages 4-11 years): $6.00
Child (3 and under) Free

Additional Saturdays include:
June 5 & 19
July 3 & 24
August 14 & 28

Our Country Store inside the Okada Building will be open to the public.

Please call our office at (808) 677-0110 for tour reservations. Mahalo. 🌺

The Waipahu Sugar Mill of yesteryear.  Exact date unknown but you can see the old Arakawa Store in the foreground. Hawai...
06/09/2021

The Waipahu Sugar Mill of yesteryear. Exact date unknown but you can see the old Arakawa Store in the foreground. Hawaii’s Plantation Village is just around the corner from the smokestack on Waipahu Street.

The Waipahu Sugar Mill of yesteryear. Exact date unknown but you can see the old Arakawa Store in the foreground. Hawaii’s Plantation Village is just around the corner from the smokestack on Waipahu Street.

Thanks for your kind words. Aloha❣️🌺
06/08/2021

Thanks for your kind words. Aloha❣️🌺

Found: inspiration. Beautiful places always inspire, and Hawaiian Plantation Village has a lot to behold.

If you are like me, you know your direction better when you know how you arrived. This is a place whose stories put things into perspective.

I put kulintang into house music because I want grooves that meditate on how we got here. Each step on the dance floor moves us to where we’re going.

I performed here along with @tekniqlingz way back in 2012. This place is laid out for gatherings. Perhaps we should party here once again.

Have you been here? Comment your experience here or at another historically inspiring place.

Virtual bon dance ushers in obon season at Hawaii’s Plantation Village
05/31/2021
Virtual bon dance ushers in obon season at Hawaii’s Plantation Village

Virtual bon dance ushers in obon season at Hawaii’s Plantation Village

Hawaii’s Plantation Village, the outdoor history museum in Waipahu, kicks off the Japanese obon season with its first virtual bon dance Saturday, but the day’s in-person activities include a drive-thru pick up for bento, and shopping at a craft sale.

Thank you to students and faculty at HTA for all you do.
05/27/2021

Thank you to students and faculty at HTA for all you do.

05/24/2021

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Aloha friends on Oahu.
We are having a plant sale at Hawaii’s Plantation Village starting May 26, 2021 at 12 noon. All sales are on a “first come first served” basis. Available plants will be:

Bromeliads
Snake plant
Iris
Aloe Vera
Chives
Jade
Ginger
Coleus
Thornless Cactus
Hen and Chicks
Popcorn Orchid
Dragon Fruit starters
Oregano starters
He’e

There may be more plants added before Wednesday. See you soon and mahalo!

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Many items will be for sale at our Country Store during o-bon bento pick up date June 5, 2021.  There will be more very ...
05/13/2021

Many items will be for sale at our Country Store during o-bon bento pick up date June 5, 2021. There will be more very affordable items added to these.

Aloha all Oahu friends.  This is a reminder that if you want to order a bento, sushi or andagi for our beginning of Summ...
05/11/2021

Aloha all Oahu friends. This is a reminder that if you want to order a bento, sushi or andagi for our beginning of Summer virtual bon-dance, the pre-order deadline date is May 17, 2021. Call (808) 677-0110 to place your orders. Mahalo ❣️🌺

The drive thru pickup date is June 5, 2021 between 3:30pm-5:30pm.

Aloha all Oahu friends. This is a reminder that if you want to order a bento, sushi or andagi for our beginning of Summer virtual bon-dance, the pre-order deadline date is May 17, 2021. Call (808) 677-0110 to place your orders. Mahalo ❣️🌺

The drive thru pickup date is June 5, 2021 between 3:30pm-5:30pm.

Mahalo to Conservation Dogs of Hawaii for your visit.
05/06/2021

Mahalo to Conservation Dogs of Hawaii for your visit.

An early heads up notice about bon-dance season at Hawaii’s Plantation Village this year June 5, 2021. There will be no ...
05/04/2021

An early heads up notice about bon-dance season at Hawaii’s Plantation Village this year June 5, 2021. There will be no in person bon-dance but we will have a virtual viewing for those interested in watching. In its place will be a food and craft sale. Please read the following flyer for more information. Mahalo to all and more reminders to follow.

An early heads up notice about bon-dance season at Hawaii’s Plantation Village this year June 5, 2021. There will be no in person bon-dance but we will have a virtual viewing for those interested in watching. In its place will be a food and craft sale. Please read the following flyer for more information. Mahalo to all and more reminders to follow.

Happy May Day or as we call it in Hawaii “Lei Day”.  Whatever you call it where you live, hope everyone has a happy May ...
05/02/2021
The HI Way- "Lei Day Special"

Happy May Day or as we call it in Hawaii “Lei Day”. Whatever you call it where you live, hope everyone has a happy May 1st 🌺🌺🌺 Enjoy this video. Aloha❣️

https://youtu.be/odoI-30tMiM

Happy Lei Day from all of us at The HI Way. We can't give each other real lei and hugs right now, but we are sending you much aloha this May 1st.Support Hon...

Belated photos from April 3, 2021 at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. This was pick-up day for our huli-huli chicken and mal...
04/21/2021

Belated photos from April 3, 2021 at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. This was pick-up day for our huli-huli chicken and malasadas sale. Thanks to all who helped cook and plan for the sale. It was a very successful event and hopefully the next one will be even larger.

03/19/2021

We want to offer heartfelt congratulations to Hanako Wakatsuki on her new position as Superintendent of Honouliuli National Historic Site in Hawaii. We look forward to the next chapter of this relatively new NPS site, which preserves, in part, the important, unique, and still largely untaught history of the imprisonment of Japanese Americans in the Hawaiian Islands during WWII. Congratulations, Hanako!

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PACIFIC WEST REGION News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2021
Contact: NPS Pacific West Public Affairs, [email protected]

Hanako Wakatsuki Selected as Superintendent of Honouliuli National Historic Site

SAN FRANCISCO – The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Hanako Wakatsuki to serve as the first superintendent of Honouliuli National Historic Site in Honolulu, Hawaii. Wakatsuki has been the acting Chief of Interpretation and Education at Pearl Harbor National Memorial since October 2020 and acting site manager at Honouliuli National Historic Site since November 2020.

"Hanako brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to this position," said Acting NPS Regional Director Linda Walker. "Her work at Japanese American Confinement sites managed by the park service, coupled with her experience as a regional advisor for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make her well suited for this position.”

Honouliuli National Historic Site is a unit within the national park system that interprets the history of incarceration and the experience of prisoners of war in Hawai‘i during World War II. Although the site is not yet open to visitors, the public can learn more on the park’s website: https://www.nps.gov/hono.

"I am honored and excited to continue working in the Japanese American Confinement Sites network, given my family's connection to the World War II incarceration at Manzanar, Minidoka, and Tule Lake; sites that are now preserved as units of the national park system,” said Wakatsuki. “I look forward to serving the area’s communities and sharing the history of civilians, POWs and Native Hawaiians who are connected to this site.”

Before accepting this position, Wakatsuki served as the Chief of Interpretation and Education at Minidoka National Historic Site, overseeing the interpretation and education, partnerships, and outreach programs and working closely with the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial unit and the Japanese American Confinement Sites network. In her five years with the NPS, she has also worked at Tule Lake National Monument.

Wakatsuki has nearly 13 years of experience in the museum and public history field. Prior to working for the NPS, Hanako worked for the Idaho State Historical Society, and the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum. She served in a one-year detail with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) as a Regional Advisor, leading collaborative outreach programs in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawai‘i. She is currently serving as a WHIAAPI Regional Lead overseeing Hawai‘i, Guam, Saipan, and American Samoa.

Wakatsuki holds a master’s degree in Museum Studies from John Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Boise State University. She grew up in Idaho and has a passion for public service and bridging the gap between academia and the public.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov, and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

About NPS Interior Regions 8, 9 10 & 12. The westernmost region of the National Park Service spans 106 degrees around the globe and includes more than 60 national park sites within the eight states of California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, portions of Arizona and Montana and the territories of Guam, American Samoa, as well as the Northern Mariana Islands.

Aloha Oahu friends. Put this on your calendar for April 3, 2021 to help Hawaii’s Plantation Village. We are a non-profit...
02/26/2021

Aloha Oahu friends. Put this on your calendar for April 3, 2021 to help Hawaii’s Plantation Village. We are a non-profit museum organization in Waipahu, Oahu. If you’re on island, you can pre-order for pick-up.

Aloha Oahu friends. Put this on your calendar for April 3, 2021 to help Hawaii’s Plantation Village. We are a non-profit museum organization in Waipahu, Oahu. If you’re on island, you can pre-order for pick-up.

If you take a tour of Hawaii’s Plantation Village, you will see kau-kau tins (bento containers) in several of our cook h...
02/18/2021
Plantation eating habits provide model for today’s dining tables

If you take a tour of Hawaii’s Plantation Village, you will see kau-kau tins (bento containers) in several of our cook houses and kitchens.

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2021/02/17/food/plantation-eating-habits-provide-model-for-todays-dining-tables/?

There was no Spam for Spam’s sake for those growing up in a sugar plantation town, said writer Arnold Hiura, speaking from firsthand experience of small-kid time in the 1950s and ’60s on the Big Island. In other words, no such thing as Spam musubi.

A new movie “Minari” is in theaters now. Also available on Netflix. (Minari is a type of Korean watercress.)The film chr...
02/14/2021
‘Minari’ Shines a Spotlight on Asian American Farmers | Civil Eats

A new movie “Minari” is in theaters now. Also available on Netflix. (Minari is a type of Korean watercress.)

The film chronicles the journey of a Korean American family farming in 1980s Arkansas, and resonates with farmers who see their own experiences reflected.

The film chronicles the journey of a Korean American family farming in 1980s Arkansas, and resonates with farmers who see their own experiences reflected.

A recently published book, titled, “Japanese Americans of Florin,” by Michelle Trujillo, captures the accomplishments, c...
02/14/2021
New book presents history of Japanese Americans in Florin

A recently published book, titled, “Japanese Americans of Florin,” by Michelle Trujillo, captures the accomplishments, challenges and everyday lives of Japanese Americans in the historic community of Florin, California.

A recently published book, titled, “Japanese Americans of Florin,” by Michelle Trujillo, captures the accomplishments, challenges and everyday lives of Japanese Americans in the historic community of Florin.

02/10/2021

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Aloha friends. Because of Covid, we are still only open full time Mon-Fri for tours 10am-2pm. We are adding one Saturday a month starting on February 20, March 20, and April 3rd at this time. We will notify you if things change and if more Saturday dates are added. Please always call ahead to make your reservations at (808) 677-0110. Mahalo for your patience and hope to see you soon.
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If you’re interested in taking this class, please call (808) 677-0110 to reserve your space. A $5.00 fee is required for...
02/04/2021

If you’re interested in taking this class, please call (808) 677-0110 to reserve your space. A $5.00 fee is required for the lauhala kit.

If you’re interested in taking this class, please call (808) 677-0110 to reserve your space. A $5.00 fee is required for the lauhala kit.

02/04/2021
The Company Store at Hawaii’s Plantation. Illage.

A view inside the company store at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Stores like these were owned by the Plantations. Workers could purchase items there on credit which at the end of the month was taken out of their pay.

01/23/2021

Aloha friends. Today, we’re taking you into the Japanese duplex at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Two families would share space in a duplex like this. As you can see each family had their own kitchen, a bedroom and living room. They shared a common walkway inside and the common porch area in the front of the duplex.

Please come and visit us so you can see this and many other structures in person. We are open Mon-Fri 10am-2pm for docent led tours. Call 677-0110 to make a reservation. Masks are mandatory. Mahalo 🌺

01/18/2021

A short video of the 1-bedroom plantation home decorated Puerto Rican style at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Video was taken in early December 2020. Please come and visit us so you can see this and other buildings in the Village, in person.

01/05/2021
HTA-Hawaii Technology Academy

Thank you to all the students at HTA - Hawaii Technology Academy for assisting Hawaii’s Plantation Village with these beautiful new signage that will take the place of our badly deteriorated old signs. HTA has helped Hawaii’s Plantation Village with much needed “new, young, and energetic” ideas.

In the fall of 2019, our very own HTA teachers Marybeth Baldwin and Mark Buelow teamed up to offer a collaboratively taught STEM/English class after they identified a need for students to apply STEM and English content and skills in the real world.

What happened next? Watch below! ✨ Hawaii's Plantation Village

#hta #hawaiitechnologyacademy #charterschool #publicschool #hawaiischools #education #blendedlearning #experientiallearning #communityprojects #hawaiisplantationvillage #makeanimpact

Hauoli Makahiki Hou!  Aloha ❤️  to all of our friends and fans around the world.P.S. You can print this and have your ch...
01/04/2021

Hauoli Makahiki Hou! Aloha ❤️ to all of our friends and fans around the world.

P.S. You can print this and have your children color it if you like. 🎨

12/24/2020
[email protected] Hope "Merry Christmas To You" feat. Henry Kapono and Jana Alcain

Merry Christmas to all our friends around the world. Here’s a song for you from Henry Ka’aihue better known as Henry Kapono, one of Hawaii’s beloved singers.

https://youtu.be/DH5x3lH5FVA

live at New Hope Christian Fellowship: "Merry Christmas To You" featuring Henry Kapono and Jana Alcain [HD]

https://www.facebook.com/116718816862781/posts/164468112087851/?d=n
12/24/2020

https://www.facebook.com/116718816862781/posts/164468112087851/?d=n

Eric Strong, from Eastvale, CA, is passing through Waipahu, very near to Hawaii's Plantation Village . Located in historic Waipahu town, local guides take you on a journey back to the early 1900s where you can experience more than 25 authentic plantation homes and structures featuring personal artifacts, clothing, furniture and art placed in their original settings. Unusual plants brought from China, Portugal, Japan, Puerto Rico, Korea, Okinawa, Polynesia and the Philippines by immigrants from their native lands provide delicious fruit samples during the tour. This “must-see” attraction is located in historic Waipahu town, just down the street from Waikele Shopping Outlets.

In conjunction with the Hawaii State “Weed and Seed” Program and Waipahu Town Center, Hawaii’s Plantation Village will b...
11/27/2020

In conjunction with the Hawaii State “Weed and Seed” Program and Waipahu Town Center, Hawaii’s Plantation Village will be participating as a drop off site on December 5, 2020. Please read the attached flyer below for details.

We will be accepting any non-expired canned goods that you can donate for a good cause. This program is hoping to prepare 500 food bags to give away to those in need over these trying times.

Happy safe Thanksgiving from Hawaii to all our friends around the world🤙🏼🤙🏼❤️
11/26/2020

Happy safe Thanksgiving from Hawaii to all our friends around the world🤙🏼🤙🏼❤️

Published on Nov 22, 2020The oldest continuously-running Chinese restaurant in the U.S., the Pekin Noodle Parlor, has be...
11/26/2020
The oldest Chinese restaurant in America

Published on Nov 22, 2020
The oldest continuously-running Chinese restaurant in the U.S., the Pekin Noodle Parlor, has been feeding customers in Butte, Montana, since 1911. Correspondent Luke Burbank visits the multi-generational family business and takes a step into culinary history.

The oldest continuously-running Chinese restaurant in the U.S., the Pekin Noodle Parlor, has been feeding customers in Butte, Montana, since 1911. Correspond...

Address

94-695 Waipahu St
Waipahu, HI
96797

By Bus- From the Ala Moana Shopping Center in Honolulu take Bus #42 (Waipahu). At the Waipahu Transit Center Stop, you can either (a) walk to HPV (10 minutes); or (b) take Bus #43 (Mon-Fri) or Bus #432 (Any day of the week). (a) If walking, walk west towards Waipahu Depot Road. Turn right onto Waipahu Depot Road and walk up the hill until Waipahu Street. Turn left on to Waipahu Street, entrance is on your left. (b) Take bus #43 (Mon-Fri) or Bus #432 (any day) from Waipahu Transit Center. The first stop on Waipahu Street is Hawaii's Plantation Village.

General information

We are open Monday through Saturday and offer tours in English and Japanese. Tours begin at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm, and 2:0pm. Tours are approximately 1-1/2 hours. For groups of ten or more individuals, please call ahead so that we may secure a docent for your group.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 2pm
Tuesday 10am - 2pm
Wednesday 10am - 2pm
Thursday 10am - 2pm
Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm

Telephone

(808) 677-0110

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Sample of gift items on Yelp. Many items are created on limited basis so "first come-first served". Gift shop is free to public. There is a nominal fee to tour Village.
Samples of new gift items made by the Village Crafters. Items are limited by the maker and may not be available after supply sold out. Inventory stocked on Wednesdays when available.
The country store is still selling hidden treasures. New donations still coming in. Latest is handmade quilted wall hanging for $125. Plants are also avaiable at nominal price. Gifts made by the Village Crafters are show cased in newly designed gift shop. Not too early to start Christmas Shopping. Items are not mass produced so availablility of some items are limited.
Sad that there is no New Year's celebration for obvious reasons this year. Slide show of last year's festivities...
Was checking Chinese Cooking recipes on this link. Good recipes but also section on life and travel. See #8 for places "off the beaten path" to visit.
4 (four) 11” x 14” lithographs of pen and ink drawings on heavy art paper by an artist Gary Geivett during his Hawaii stay in 1979. It was sold by Sears Gallery as a set, unmounted. In pretty mint condition ...It is not discolored at all). Would look great mounted and framed in glass. Our price on eBay is $86 (includes $14 shipping, plus $12 tax & fees). or DIRECT HPV GIFT SHOP PURCHASE.. set of 4 for net $60 (no HPV discount)
(four) 11” x 14” lithographs of pen and ink drawings on heavy art paper by an artist Gary Geivett during his Hawaii stay in 1979. It was sold by Sears Gallery as a set. HPV selling on eBay @ $86 (includes $14 shipping, plus $12 tax & fees). In person sale at Hawaii's Plantation Gift Shop for set of 4 @ $60 (no HPV discount)
4 (four) 11” x 14” lithographs of pen and ink drawings on heavy art paper by an artist Gary Geivett during his Hawaii stay in 1979. It was sold by Sears Gallery as a set, unmounted. it is not discolored at all). Would look great mounted and framed in glass. Our price on eBay is $86 (includes $14 shipping, plus $12 tax & fees). However, you can buy the set for net $60 (no HPV discount) if you buy and pick up direct at Hawaii's Plantation Gift Shop
Hawaii's Plantation Village gift shop is getting ready for business. Favorite items and new items made by the Village Crafters while confined at home are featured. All proceeds go to support the functioning of the Hawaii's Plantation Village.
Check out more listed items from gift shop on Ebay...