Kona Historical Society Museum
Kailua-Kona Big Island
The Kona Historical Society Museum is actually housed in the H.N. Greenwell Store, a restored general store originally built in 1875 to serve the needs of the Euro-American residents living in Kona at the time.
Inside, costumed guides will show you recreated merchandise from the time period. There are also plenty of historical panels which illustrate what life was like in decades past in Kona. Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. they have sweet bread-baking demonstrations using the recreated Portuguese bread oven in the lower pasture behind the store. A variety of other tours are also offered at various times including a walking tour of Kailua, a coffee farm tour, ukelele classes and historical performances. Admission to the Greenwell Store is $7 for adults, $3 for children, and children under 5 are free. The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located on Highway 11 south of Kailua-Kona, between Mile Markers #112 and 111. The store is on the right side of the road.
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