Lyman Museum & Mission House

Lyman Museum & Mission House
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Phone (808) 935-5021
Address 276 Haili St, Hilo, HI 96720
Telling the story of the Hawaiian islands and its people since 1931.

• General: Cost: Paid • General: Educational • General: Good For Rainy Days • General: Has Gift Shop • General: Photo Opportunity
• Tours: Guided • Tours: Self Guided • Cultural & Historical: Historic / Landmarks • Cultural & Historical: Museum / Art Center

The Lyman Museum & Mission House is a nationally accredited and Smithsonian-Affiliated museum that was originally built in 1839 for New England missionaries David and Sarah Lyman and called the Lyman Mission House. The Mission House, which you can view on a guided tour, is the oldest wooden building on the island and on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

The Lyman Museum building was built in 1971 and currently houses a collection of artifacts, natural history exhibits, archives, and a gift shop. Touring the two facilities lets you take a step back in time to see what Hawaiian life was like 150 years ago.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $3 for children, or $21 for families. Kama'aina rates are discounted to $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $17 for families and university students are $5.