H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

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Phone (808) 323-3222
Address 81-6581 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, HI 96750
A look at life in an 1890's general store.

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

The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum is located right next to Greenwell Farms Inc. and offers a living history program centered around a historic general store. Travel back to the 1890's when times were simpler and get a small taste of "ye olden days" in Hawaii.

Watch the operating hours on this museum, which is run by the Kona Historical Society, since it is only open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Even then, hours are limited and the living history program is only on Mondays and Thursdays with a cost of $5 for adults and $2 for children. On Tuesdays, admissions is whatever amount you'd like to donate.

The building is registered as the H.N. Greenwell Store on the state and national historic places list and was originally built in 1870 by Henry Nicholas Greenwell who was an Englishman. Back then, this was the place to buy clothing, coffee, various goods, and even all sorts of "snake oil" type products to cure what ailed you.

An interesting fact, the H.N. Greenwell Store is the oldest surviving store in the Kona area and one of the oldest buildings in all of Hawaii. It was restored in May of 2006 so future generations can take a step back in time.