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.

The Village tells the story of life on Hawaii's sugar plantations (circa 1850-1950) and is composed of a museum and 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.

Our April 2024 Newsletter is available. Click here to download.

Mini Bon Dance Workshops - Saturdays - May 11, 18 and 25, 2024. For more information, click here.

Digitizing our Photography Collection
We received a preservation and access grant from the Hawaii Council for the Humanities to begin digitizing our photography collections. Go to our Digitizing HPV Photography Collection page for the latest updates.

Visit the Hawaii's Plantation Village Crafters website for the latest in home-made handicrafts, ethnic music, cookbooks, toy and much more. Click Here

Watch "Cool for Kupuna" Episode 7 (Waipahu) featuring Hawaii's Plantation Village: Cool for Kupuna.
Hawaii's Plantation Village, Museum and Gift Shop is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guided tours will be available only from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You must make an appointment to schedule a tour by calling our office at 677-0110. Tour groups will be limited to a maximum of 12 guests.

Health and Safety Guidelines
HPV will continue to implement recommended health measures to maintain a safe environment for our employees, volunteers, guests, and the community:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test is no longer required.
  • Use of facemasks is no longer required but recommended in indoor facilities.

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