Welcome to Hawaii's Plantation Village!

The Outdoor Museum of Hawaii's Cultural History
Step back in time to when ‘sugar was King’ and experience the real Hawaii. Hawaii’s Plantation Village is the perfect location for keiki, family and all ages to explore a living history museum and botanical garden. A visit to us opens a door to a time of true hospitality and cultural sharing that sprung from Hawaii’s plantation life.

Hawaii's Plantation Village is an outdoor museum telling the story of life on Hawaii's sugar plantations (circa 1850-1950). The Village includes restored buildings and replicas of plantation structures, including houses of various ethnic groups and community buildings such as the plantation store, infirmary, bathhouse and manager's office. We share the story of Hawaii's many cultures: including Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Okinawan, Portuguese and Puerto Rican.

A Visit to Hawaii's Plantation Village

Located in historic Waipahu town, our local guides take you on a journey back to the early 1900s where you can experience more than 25 authentic plantation homes and structures featuring personal artifacts, clothing, furniture and art placed in their original settings. Unusual plants brought from China, Portugal, Japan, Puerto Rico, Korea, Okinawa, Polynesia and the Philippines by immigrants from their native lands provide delicious fruit samples during the tour. This “must-see” attraction is located in historic Waipahu town, just down the street from Waikele Shopping Outlets.

Watch "Cool for Kupuna" Episode 7 (Waipahu) featuring Hawaii's Plantation Village: Cool for Kupuna.

We are planning to have our 2022 Obon celebration in June and in-person! Stay tuned for updates.

Our 2021 our Obon celebration was a virtual event. You can still learn about Obon and watch performances by Ewa Fukushima Bon Dance Club, Hawaii Shin Kobukai, Iwakuni Dance Group, Oahu District Bon Dance Club and Waipahu Soto Mission Bon Dance Club: View Here.

Hawaii's Plantation Village Crafters make many of the items in our gift shop, featuring home-made handicrafts, ethnic music, cookbooks, toys and much more!


Beginning Monday, September 13, 2021 Hawaii's Plantation Village, Museum and Gift Shop will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Although we have been closed on Saturdays and Sundays, starting February 5, we will re-open on Saturdays for tours and our gift shop. Guided tours will be available on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.noon. You must make an appointment to schedule a tour by calling our office at 677-0110.

In the best interests for the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, guests, and the community, City-recommended health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be maintained throughout our facilities. Tours are limited to 10 persons (9 visitors plus 1 docent), face masks and maintaining social distancing are required throughout all Village facilities. We will also check for full vaccination status, your temperature, and collect COVID-19 tracing information.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Visitors (12 years old and over and staying longer than 15 minutes) must have one of the following:

    • 1) Hard copy of valid CDC vaccination card
    • 2) Photo of valid CDC vaccination card
    • 3) Safe Travels application showing proof of vaccination
    • 4) Proof of negative FDA EUA approved COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours

For more information about the Village, click on the pdf link below for our brochure, explore the rest of our site for information, or call (808) 677-0110 or email: waipahu.hpv@gmail.com