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 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 the immigrants from their native lands provide delicious fruit samples during the tour. Visitors coming on the first Saturday of each month will experience a special treat as the village comes alive with ethnic demonstrations and interactive historical vignettes interwoven into the guided tour. In addition to guided tours, Hawaii’s Plantation Village offers Cultural Festivals (like Chinese New Year, Japanese O-bon, etc.) throughout the year making it possible for visitors to taste delicious ethnic food, learn traditional crafts, music, dance, customs and more! The gift shop features home-made handicrafts, ethnic music, cookbooks, toys and much more! This “must-see” attraction is located in historic Waipahu town, just down the street from Waikele Shopping Outlets.

Operating as usual

10/14/2020

Dear friends. The “Haunted Plantation” at Hawaii’s Plantation Village has been cancelled for October 2020.

A meeting of volunteers and workers at Hawaii’s Plantation Village today. We are almost ready to open after being given ...
09/25/2020

A meeting of volunteers and workers at Hawaii’s Plantation Village today. We are almost ready to open after being given the green light by the City. We walked through the village to see where to place new restrictions in and around the structures with signs and barricades. And don’t worry we all had our masks on except to take this picture and eat lunch after.

We’re hoping to open soon and will let everyone know in future posts. Thanks for hanging in there with us. Aloha❤️🌺

Happy September and aloha to all of our friends around the world. We hope everyone is keeping safe and taking care of yo...
09/01/2020

Happy September and aloha to all of our friends around the world. We hope everyone is keeping safe and taking care of your health in these trying times. Thank you for hanging in there with us as we still await the day we can open in safety and welcome you back. In the meantime we are still shut down indefinitely. We will make an announcement here when we do open once again for tours. Mahalo for your patience. 🌺🌺🌺

07/13/2020
Volunteers from the Village Crafters group at Hawaii’s Plantation Village worked hard to clean and rearrange the gift sh...
07/08/2020

Volunteers from the Village Crafters group at Hawaii’s Plantation Village worked hard to clean and rearrange the gift shop. We are still awaiting a re-opening day at the museum to be announced. Stay tuned.

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.

Interesting video about the “hole-hole bushi” (ho-lay ho-lay) songs of the Japanese Sugar Plantation workers. Hole Hole ...
07/05/2020
PBS HAWAII PRESENTS - Canefield Songs: Holehole Bushi

Interesting video about the “hole-hole bushi” (ho-lay ho-lay) songs of the Japanese Sugar Plantation workers.

Hole Hole is the Hawaiian word for sugar cane leaves, while Bushi (節) is a Japanese word for song.These songs were sung as the workers stripped dead leaves from sugar cane so that it could be processed more efficiently.

https://youtu.be/umFlb9OhwkM

In this new film, Professor of Anthropology Christine Yano explains, “If we want to know something of what some of these womenʻs lives were like…we could do ...

A few of us volunteers worked on Saturday for 3 hours clearing the entire village of debris on the grounds. We’re trying...
06/22/2020

A few of us volunteers worked on Saturday for 3 hours clearing the entire village of debris on the grounds. We’re trying to spruce up the place so we can accept guests once again. Please bear with us as we prepare. Our re-opening date has not been confirmed yet. Mahalo for your patience. 🤙🏼❤️

06/17/2020
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A Summer without bon-dances. 🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮Next Saturday, June 6, was supposed to be the first bon-dance of this Summer...
05/31/2020
Home - Oahu Bon Dance 2020 Schedule

A Summer without bon-dances.
🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮🏮
Next Saturday, June 6, was supposed to be the first bon-dance of this Summer’s o-bon season at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. But, due to the covid-19 pandemic, this is the first year since WWII many bon-dances on Oahu have been cancelled. Please check list in the link below and call the temples to verify.

The island of Oahu has numerous bon dance venues during the season starting from June 1 through September. The Honolulu/Oahu region has many dance groups that are associated with the listed organization and you can see them perform at most all these events.

A story in pictures of Asian immigrants in America. Published on Jun 7, 2019Old Man - composed by Neil Young.  Vocals - ...
05/24/2020
Old Man

A story in pictures of Asian immigrants in America.

Published on Jun 7, 2019
Old Man - composed by Neil Young. Vocals - Michael Murata. Music video producer - Scott Nagatani. Sansay Music, 2019.

Old Man - composed by Neil Young. Vocals - Michael Murata. Music video producer - Scott Nagatani. Sansay Music, 2019.

Willie K passed away Monday night May 18, 2020 at his home on Maui. He had been fighting cancer for the last few years. ...
05/20/2020
Hawaiian music legend Willie K dies after lengthy cancer battle

Willie K passed away Monday night May 18, 2020 at his home on Maui. He had been fighting cancer for the last few years. Hawaii has lost a musical treasure and he will be greatly missed. Aloha oe Uncle Willie. ❤️🌺❤️ Rest in forever peace.

His wife tells Hawaii News Now he died peacefully Monday night.

A very interesting story of the Nisei who were part of the Military Intelligence Service during WWII. These Nisei (2nd g...
05/20/2020
The Registry

A very interesting story of the Nisei who were part of the Military Intelligence Service during WWII. These Nisei (2nd generation Japanese-Americans) were instrumental as part of the success of the war in the Pacific. Many of these men were from Hawaii. Each of these MIS soldiers had to be fluent in the Japanese language.

See the hidden history of the US Army's Military Intelligence Service during World War II.

Interesting program series to watch on Monday-Tuesday nights May 11-12 on PBS Hawaii. If in continental US, please check...
05/11/2020

Interesting program series to watch on Monday-Tuesday nights May 11-12 on PBS Hawaii. If in continental US, please check your local listings.

For precautionary reasons, the annual Okinawan Festival has been cancelled for this 2020 year.
05/10/2020

For precautionary reasons, the annual Okinawan Festival has been cancelled for this 2020 year.

The 38th Annual Okinawan Festival that was scheduled in early September has been canceled due to health, safety, and financial concerns.

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA) consulted guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, State of Hawaii proclamations, and City & County of Honolulu emergency orders in making this decision.

While painful, it is "Makutu" - the right thing to do. The health and safety of festival attendees, our kupuna, performers, and volunteers during this COVID-19 pandemic is what's most important.

Mahalo nui loa and ippee nifee deebiru for your support and understanding. We will persevere and put on an incredible festival in 2021!

In the meantime, we have shifted our focus to developing creative programs and virtual experiences that celebrate all things Okinawan. Please stay tuned for more details!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact HUOA Executive Director Jon Itomura or HUOA President Lynn Miyahira at 676-5400 or via email: [email protected].

The C & H Sugar refinery is in Crockett, California. “In 2017, its Crockett, California refinery processed its last ship...
04/19/2020
California and Hawaiian Sugar Company - Wikipedia

The C & H Sugar refinery is in Crockett, California.

“In 2017, its Crockett, California refinery processed its last shipment of Hawaiian sugar but continues to produce pure cane sugar sourced from other locations. The C&H Sugar Crockett Refinery employs more than 450 people and produces 14% of the nation's cane sugar.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_and_Hawaiian_Sugar_Company

California and Hawaiian Sugar Company (C&H Sugar) is an American sugar processing and distribution company. Originally organized as a co-operative in 1921, it encountered a severe decline in sugar markets and passed through a series of owners in the last half of the 20th Century. In 2017, its Crocke...

We are sorry to inform you that our O-Bon Festival which was scheduled for June 6, 2020 at Hawaii’s Plantation Village h...
04/14/2020

We are sorry to inform you that our O-Bon Festival which was scheduled for June 6, 2020 at Hawaii’s Plantation Village has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please see the notice below from our museum Director Evelyn Ahlo.

These awesome, giving ladies meet at Hawaii’s Plantation Village on Saturdays twice a month. But, because of the pandemi...
04/11/2020
Kupuna Life: Quilting for Keiki

These awesome, giving ladies meet at Hawaii’s Plantation Village on Saturdays twice a month. But, because of the pandemic, their meetings are on hold. In the meantime, they are continuing with their projects at home. Please watch the video to see and hear about them.

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Before the stay-at-home mandate, before social-distancing, the creator of these quilts, Charlotte “Char” Katayama welcomed KHON2 into her home. “I’m…

We hope all of our friends and fans around the world are coping in this difficult time. Praying for your safety and well...
03/31/2020

We hope all of our friends and fans around the world are coping in this difficult time. Praying for your safety and well being wherever you are, and looking forward to the day we can be open for your visits again. Until then, take care. Here’s some pictures from around Hawaii’s Plantation Village to cheer you up. ALOHA 🤙🏼🌺🌺❤️

03/19/2020

Because of the coronavirus crisis, Hawaii’s Plantation Village will be closed until April 30, 2020.

Egrets sitting on a fence at Hawaii’s Plantation Village today.
03/17/2020

Egrets sitting on a fence at Hawaii’s Plantation Village today.

Our wonderful visitors today came from as far away as Pennsylvania and No California. And as near as Honolulu. Thank you...
03/08/2020

Our wonderful visitors today came from as far away as Pennsylvania and No California. And as near as Honolulu. Thank you all for visiting us.

Thank you to all of our visitors. Aloha and see you soon 🤙🏼🌺🤙🏼🌺
02/17/2020

Thank you to all of our visitors. Aloha and see you soon 🤙🏼🌺🤙🏼🌺

Reminder for this coming Saturday, February 1, 2020. No forget🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼 !!
01/30/2020

Reminder for this coming Saturday, February 1, 2020. No forget🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼 !!

Hoping everyone is enjoying their Chinese New Year Saturday today. Gung Hay Fat Choy! Many happy returns for a happy, he...
01/26/2020

Hoping everyone is enjoying their Chinese New Year Saturday today. Gung Hay Fat Choy! Many happy returns for a happy, healthy and prosperous year of the rat!

Mark your calendar and come early. The Lion Dance starts the New Years Festival off promptly at 10am Saturday morning, F...
01/19/2020

Mark your calendar and come early. The Lion Dance starts the New Years Festival off promptly at 10am Saturday morning, February 1, 2020.

Thank you to our visitors to Hawaii’s Plantation Village today!
01/19/2020

Thank you to our visitors to Hawaii’s Plantation Village today!

01/16/2020

Coming up this Sunday 1/19/20 3pm is our membership meeting at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Everyone welcome.

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 10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00
Thursday 10:00 - 14:00
Friday 10:00 - 14:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(808) 677-0110

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Very upsetting that Noah will still put people in danger having these tours. Just for his own greediness.
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...
Shop on Ebay.com for favorite and new giftshop items. Search Hawaii's Plantation Village Crafters in search box and items will pop up. So far 13 items listed but goal is for 100+ to be posted. https://www.ebay.com/
Staff from Hawaii's Plantation Village is getting geared up to open the village to visitors.
Aloha, just visited the village last week and Daniel was our tour guide. He was full of knowledge and just a super nice person. It was very interesting and we are glad we visited. Cute home made items in the gift shop. Very friendly people. Lots of shady spots if its a hot day. More people should visit to understand that the Hawaii of today was built on the hard work and sacrifice of immigrants. Mahalo