Hale Pa'i / Printing Museum

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Phone (808) 667-7040
Address 980 Lahainaluna Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761
Tour the house of the first printing of the Hawaiian language newspaper.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Educational • General: Good For Rainy Days • Cultural & Historical: Historic / Landmarks • Cultural & Historical: Museum / Art Center

The Hale Pa'i (The House of Printing), the Printing Museum as it's often called, is located at the Lahainaluna High School in Lahaina and houses an old printing press from the 1800s.

Back in 1823 when missionaries first arrived in Lahaina, they convinced the Hawaiian ali'i that education and literacy was a key to their people prospering. In 1832 the Lahainaluna Seminary was created which was the first school west of the Rocky Mountains. Today, Lahainaluna is now the Lahainaluna High School (public).

In the 1960s, the Lahaina Restoration Foundation started efforts on getting this important piece of Hawaiian history repaired and restored for future generations to see. They succeed after getting the first ever grant in State of Hawai‘i history for the restoration of a state-owned building and completed the project in 1983.

Today, you can tour the building that published "Ka Lama Hawaii" which was the first newspaper published west of the Rockies on February 14, 1834. Admission is free.