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Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203
+1 808-323-3222
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
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Kona Historical Society's Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook is a "must see" Hawaii attraction and the only living history coffee farm in the nation. Stroll through this Smithsonian-affiliated, outdoor museum that tells the story of Kona's Japanese immigrants that became Kona's coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. A self-guided experience, you're free to walk among the coffee trees, meet a "Kona Nightingale", or watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Visit the original 1920's farmhouse where you may find the homemaker starting the fire to cook rice or making musubi for the farmer's lunch. "Talk story" along the way with living history interpreters and discover the story behind Kona's gourmet crop.
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82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Hwy 11, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8203
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+1 808-323-3222
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"coffee beans"
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"japanese family"
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"kona coffee"
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"japanese immigrants"
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"step back in time"
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"learn how"
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"daily life"
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"family home"
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"come alive"
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"macadamia nuts"
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"pick oranges"
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"many aspects"
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"tofu"
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"learned how"
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"personal stories"
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"japanese woman"
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"japanese house"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you can only visit one coffee farm while in Kona, pick this one! The admission price is well worth the immersive experience that awaits you! We were the first visitors of the day and got an incredibly informative private tour. We truly felt like...More

Thank mooscharm98
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Since I love coffee this was an excellent choice to visit. I loved the history and views of the farm.

Thank sweden01julie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a little much for what it was but it was cute. The house was kept in tact and i liked that about it, it was real. The workers were amazing and great, we loved roaming the grounds and seeing everything. I am not...More

Thank K10trips
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was excited about this even though I don't drink coffee. I love historical things and this was a very interesting farm to visit - authentic. The guides (I don't remember their names unfortunately) were nice and knowledgeable. I especially liked the kitchen demonstration. We...More

Thank Julia V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little historical farm was worth the visit, I learned how back in the day of no electricity how the coffee beans were brought in sorted, soaked, dried and then how they roasted their beans. The lady in the original house gave us an amazing...More

Thank Jeanyne O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited late in March, should have got there slightly earlier in the day to see the historical demonstration of the day, they had been demonstrating how to make Tofu today from Soya bean, check activities on there website to see what is happening each day...More

Thank Veronica G
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

If you want a historical account of coffee-growing in the early 20th century, this place can’t be beat. The docents are well-informed and personable, and the coffee tastes great!

Thank LeighAnna R
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Visited with my wife on a low key touristing day. We liked the non-commercial atmosphere the guides were enthusiastic and made the visit much more enjoyable. We joined in the learn Japanese pickling activity which was quick and fun.

Thank Rob V
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This place is just a few acres but packed with history and has an excellent staff, both on the historical side (e.g. the fact that pre-WWII "coffee cooperatives" were anything but...) and also lots of information about local agriculture. We spent a couple of hours...More

Thank Phil S
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

15$ entry fee, they are a non-profit organization, gets you on the grounds for a self guided tour. Interesting and informative. Great staff available to answer any questions.

Thank a c
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judy1827
20 January 2017|
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Response from konahistorical | Property representative |
The Kona Coffee Living History Farm is on Highway 11 (also known as Mamalahoa Hwy) between milemarkers 110 and 111. Hope that helps!
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Dawn H
9 February 2016|
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Response from RiverCajun | Reviewed this property |
Can be fun. Involves a bit of walking and if the sun is out on a day the trades aren't blowing a bit, can be very warm. Moves at a good pace and there are things kids can do along the way. If the 7 year old gets bored... More
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