Bailey House Museum

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About Bailey House Museum

Description


The Bailey House Museum is maintained by the Maui Historical Society, and is a wealth of information on the historical aspects of Maui. The museum also showcases Hawaiian Culture and artifacts, as well as artifacts from 19th century Maui.

History


The Bailey House is a mission home that was built in 1833, and it was built on the grounds of the last ruling king of Maui. The property lies at the mouth of the Iao Valley, not far from the Iao Valley State Monument. The house was re-opened as a museum in 1957and in 1972, the site was placed on the National and Hawaii registers of historic places.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Maui
  • Amenities: Gift shop, restrooms, free activities such as Ukulele lessons
  • Insider Tip: The wooden statue of Kamapuaa is the only wooden statue to survive Kamehameha IIs purge of indigenous religion on Maui.
  • Fun Fact: Originally the house was commissioned as a mission for adults and children, and was later changed into the Wailuku Female Seminary.
  • What to Expect: Largest collection of Hawaiian Artifacts in Maui county, Missionary artifacts from the 19th century, Archaeological and Natural history, a 100 year old canoe, a surfboard of Duke Kahanamokus, and a gift shop.