Grove Farm Homestead on Nawiliwili Road in Lihu’e is an 80-acre living museum that was the site of one of Kaua’i’s oldest plantations, originated in 1864 by George Wilcox. The museum holds the original missionary family manor, workers’ lodgings and wide gardens of tropical flowers and trees. Tour reservations are required.
Kaua’i Historical Society Museum is located in the Old County Building on Rice Street in Lihu’e. The Kaua’i History Map, a guide to the Garden Isle’s cultural and historical sites, is available at the museum. Wai’oli Mission House, located in Hanalei and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1837.
The Wai’oli Mission Hall and scenic Wai’oli Hui’ia Church (created in 1834) are nearby.
Koke’e Natural History Museum in Koke’e State Park is open 365 days a year and offers informational programs and displays about the island’s ecology, geology and climatology.
• Grove Farm Homestead (808) 245-3202
• Kaua’i Historical Society Museum (808) 245-3373
• Koke’e Natural History Museum (808) 335-9975
• Wai’oli Mission House (808) 245-3202