Baldwin House Museum

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About Baldwin House Museum

Description


The Baldwin House Museum is located in a historic home that began construction in 1834 by Rev. Dwight Baldwin. The house originally served as a medical office and general center for missionary activities. The House itself is filled with historical aged photographs, household furniture, and artifacts. The library and displays portray the daily life of Rev. Dwight Baldwin, a physician and constructive community force.

History


The Baldwin House began construction in 1834. The original structure had thick walls constructed of coral and stone. The bedroom and a study was added in 1840, and in 1849 the entire second story was completed. Reverend Dwight Baldwin had his medical training from Harvard College.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Maui
  • Amenities: This is a museum with historical displays and information about life in the Hawaiian Islands during the 1800s.
  • Insider Tip: Lots of interesting items from the past, keep your eyes open for the dentist tools!
  • Fun Fact: The Baldwin Home is the oldest building still standing in Maui. It was deeded to the Lahaina National Historical American Buildings Survey in 1967, and can never be sold; it will remain in the public domain in perpetuity.
  • What to Expect: There is a $5.00 fee to enter the museum, but if youre into history its well worth it. The home is filled with furniture and household items from the time period when Rev. Dwight Baldwin lived there.