History buffs and anyone interested in island culture will enjoy touring Baldwin House in Maui, the oldest house still standing on the island. This landmark structure is located in the heart of Lahaina, and lets you experience life like its missionary owners did in the mid 1800s. Take in panoramic views from the two-story home. Stroll the lush gardens bursting with local fauna, including kukui, kou, banana, breadfruit and fig trees. Explore the original outdoor kitchen foundation and fire pit in the rear yard to get a feel for how 19th century island residents lived. Baldwin House was the epicenter of island activity in its heyday, often hosting Hawaii's royal court.
Adults $7; Seniors, Military & Locals w/Hawaii ID $5, Children 12 and under FREE
Daily 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Fridays open until 8:30 PM
Yes, you can take a guided tour of the Baldwin Home Museum every day. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm, and tours are offered every 30 minutes with the last being offered at 3:30 pm. Candlelit Tours are also available Friday from dusk to 8:30 pm, with the last guided tour at 8 pm. Advance tour reservations can be made by calling the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office Monday through Friday at 808-661-3262. Walk-in registration is welcome any day at the museum.
Are there night tours of the Baldwin House?
One of the most unique ways to take a trip back into Hawaiian history is by exploring historic landmarks after dark. Baldwin House is the perfect place to experience Hawaiian life in the mid 1800's. Join a Candlelight Tour every Friday evening and discover how Rev. Baldwin, his wife and their eight children lived and entertained in their spacious home, the center of activity in early Lahaina. Candlelight Tours begin on the half-hour, every Friday evening, from dusk until 8:00 PM.