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Tracing Maui’s rich past along the Lahaina Historic Trail

  • COURTESY ANDREA BRIZZI

    The Wo Hing Society was founded by Chinese immigrants to Maui in the early 1900s. In 1912 the society built a twostory social and meeting hall that now houses the Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse.

  • COURTESY LAHAINA RESTORATION FOUNDATION

    Hale Pa‘ahao Construction of Hale Pa‘ahao (literally “stuck-in-irons house”) was completed in 1852. This picture shows the prison’s gatehouse, which was the warden’s home.

  • COURTESY LAHAINA RESTORATION FOUNDATION

    The Old Lahaina Courthouse dates back to 1859. It now houses the Lahaina Heritage Museum, displays about the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and a theater showing videos on whales and building a Hawaiian canoe.

  • COURTESY J. ANTHONY MARTINEZ

    Baldwin Home Museum is the oldest house extant on Maui. Rev. Dwight Baldwin wrote copious letters describing his family’s life in Lahaina. From those letters, the foundation was able to restore the house as close to the original as possible.

Sixty-five sites in Lahaina cast light on 500 years of the town’s history, including its 19th-century stints as the capital of Hawaii, mission headquarters for Maui and important re-provisioning port for whaling and trading ships. Read more

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