- 1) Hawaii's Plantation Village
Journey back to the island's plantation past with a trip to Hawai‘i's Plantation Village, a historical museum and garden in West O‘ahu featuring restored buildings and replicas of original plantation edifices.
Ideal for families and history buffs, Hawai‘i's Plantation Village in Waipahu invites visitors to experience Hawai‘i's melting pot of ethnicities. It includes a collection of community buildings, a plantation store, infirmary, community bathhouse and homes of the island's countless cultures. The guided tour takes guests through the early 1900s with visits to more than 25 plantation buildings that serve as living museums to personal artifacts, furniture and art from the people - Hawaiian, Chinese, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Japanese, Korean and Filipino - who worked on Hawai‘i plantations during this period.
Before packing up to head back to town stop by the Hawai‘i's Plantation Village gift shop to check out their collection of unique homemade crafts, ethnic music, local cookbooks and trinkets -- the perfect small omiyage (gift) for your friends back home.