An 1800's mission home that is now a museum.
General: Cost: Paid
General: Good For Rainy Days
General: Has Gift Shop
Cultural & Historical: Historic / Landmarks
Cultural & Historical: Museum / Art Center
Hale Ho'ike'ike At The Bailey House, or simply The Bailey House Museum as it's often called, is run by the Maui Historical Society with a mission "to collect, preserve, study, interpret, and share the history and heritage of Maui."
This home is a mission home that was originally built in 1833 on the royal compound of Kahekili, Maui's last ruling chief. It's easy to find at the mouth of 'Iao Valley State Park and a good place to stop in before or after a trip to that park.
Between 1837 and 1849 the property was the Wailuku Female Seminary for Hawaiian girls. Edward Bailey and his family lived in this house until 1888 and it later opened as a museum in 1957. In 1972 the site was listed on the Hawaii Registers of Historic Places.
The museum boasts the largest collection of Hawaiian Artifacts on exhibit in Maui County including 19th century missionary artifacts, Koa wood furniture, paintings by Edward Bailey, archeological and natural history materials, a 100 year old canoe Honaunau, and a surfboard that belonged to Duke Kahanamoku - The Original Beach Boy.
Admission to The Bailey House Museum is $7 for adults, $5 for kama'aina or seniors over 60, and $2 for children ages 7-12 (6 and under are free). MHS Members also enjoy free admission.
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