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Kona Historical Society Hours

10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day


KHS Exhibits Are For All Ages*

*unless otherwise detailed


Kona Coffee Living History Farm

& H.N. Greenwell Store Museum


Most Exhibits Are Free with General Admission*

*unless otherwise detailed

When you host a party at Kona Historical Society, you create much more than an event! You create a truly memorable experience. Our unique, historic spaces offer the perfect venue for your next reception, celebration, dinner, or award show.

Kona Historical Society offers a variety of programs for groups of 15 or more. While these interpretive programs are primarily
directed toward adult audiences, children are welcome. Please complete and return the “Group Reservation Request Form.”
Reservations are not booked until you have received confirmation from Kona Historical Society staff.

The HN Greenwell Store, Portuguese Stone Oven, and KHS administrative offices are located at 81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy in
Kealakekua, HI. The Kona Coffee Living History Farm is 1.5 miles south of this site at 82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy in Captain Cook, HI.

HN Greenwell Store Museum
The museum presents rotating special exhibits and programs. These exhibits share the rich history of Kona’s hard-working families
and community leaders through personal accounts, historic photographs, artifacts, and local art. Upon the group’s arrival, a member
of the museum staff presents a brief orientation. The visit is typically self-guided; however, staff are available to “talk story” and
answer questions. Visit our website,, or speak with a program manager to learn about the exhibit or
program scheduled during your visit.

Availability: Weekdays, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Program Length: approx. 45 minutes

Portuguese Stone Oven Baking
Every Thursday, Kona Historical Society’s large wood-fired forno produces nearly 100 loaves of bread. The oven illustrates the rich
history of the Portuguese community in Kona and their renowned baking traditions. After a member of the baking staff presents a
brief orientation, group members are welcome to “talk story,” ask questions, and even help roll the dough.

Availability: Thursdays only, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Program Length: approx. 30 minutes
Cost: Free to participate; loaves of bread are available for $8 each

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Self-guided
The only living history coffee farm in the nation, our historic farm tells the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers from the early 20th
century. After a brief orientation by living history staff, group members participate in a self-guided tour of the 1920s farmhouse,
coffee processing mill, coffee and macadamia orchards, farm animals and gardens. As visitors explore the farm, they’ll encounter
costumed living history staff that are typically working on traditional farm tasks. Staff are happy to “talk story” and answer questions
about Kona’s coffee history and culture. Throughout the visit, the farm’s visitor kiosk is open for shopping and coffee sampling.

Availability: Weekdays, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Program Length: approx. 1 – 1.5 hours

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Guided
Our guided tour is a more structured and formal approach that allows groups to experience and learn about Kona’s coffee pioneers
of the early 20th century. The tour begins with a welcome and orientation by a member of the living history staff. Larger groups are
typically broken into smaller groups of 15 or fewer, each of which then rotates through multiple “farm stations” that showcase the
1920s farmhouse, coffee processing mill, coffee and macadamia orchards, farm animals, and gardens. At each station, group
members enjoy a formal presentation by living history staff who demonstrate and interpret the daily life of Kona coffee farms. The
tour concludes at the visitor kiosk, where visitors can shop, sample 100% Kona coffee, and “talk story” with staff.

Availability: Daily (Normal operating hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm)
Program Length: 1.5 hours

Kona Historical Society (KHS) looks forward to hosting your group. Please review the guidelines below and group-specific
information in the confirmation email. A group leader or tour coordinator should bring a copy of these guidelines and
the confirmation email on the day of your visit. For questions, concerns, and reservation changes, please contact
Director of Interpretation Gavin Miculka at or 808-323-2006.

• Approximately 10 minutes before your arrival, please call our admissions desk at 808-640-8915 so that our staff can
make final preparations for your visit.
• Groups are expected to arrive within 10 minutes of the time indicated in the confirmation email. If you think you
will arrive earlier or later than this 10-minute window, please contact our admissions desk at 808-640-8915. We
cannot guarantee accommodation of excessively early or tardy arrivals.
• KHS has designated parking for group visits. Please await instructions from staff before exiting vehicles. Do not
allow guests to exit vehicles near roadways.
• A KHS staff member will lead a single welcome and orientation for all guests.

During Your Visit
• KHS sites are museums. Guests should not pet or feed animals; pick fruits, vegetables, or flowers; or handle artifacts
unless invited by KHS staff. Group members are expected to behave in a manner that is respectful of other museum
visitors and KHS staff.
• Drinking water and restroom facilities are available on site. The Kona Coffee Living History Farm has a single portable
chemical toilet (i.e. “Port-a-John”).
• Grounds and trails are uneven in places and can be slippery during wet conditions.
• Food and drinks, except for bottled water, are not permitted on the Kona Coffee Living History Farm or inside the
HN Greenwell Store Museum.
• There are no restaurant or picnic facilities on site. There are several food establishments nearby. Higashihara Park is
the nearest picnic area suitable for large groups.
• Should an emergency occur during your visit, please contact a member of staff immediately.

• KHS will strive to conclude the formal program approximately 15 minutes prior to the departure time as indicated in
the confirmation email. At the Kona Coffee Living History Farm the remaining time provides an excellent opportunity
to sample coffee, explore the gift shop, and ask questions.
• KHS greatly appreciates on-time departures as indicated in the confirmation email.

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