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Jean P. Haydon Museum

PO.Box 1540 | Village of Fagatogo, Pago Pago, Tutuila 96799-1540, American Samoa
+1 684-633-4347
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Nice but small

A great stop on the tours for a short time to see the Samoan culture on display. Not a large museum... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
LVOldTimer
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Not-so-hot Gradin' for Haydon

I'd like to say I really enjoyed the Jean P. Haydon Museum, but I can't. Overall I found the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Robert H
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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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Originally a Naval Commissary during World War II, this building is now a museum with an excellent collection of Samoan artifacts and handicrafts.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good25%
  • Average39%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
19 Jan 2017
“Nice but small”
6 Oct 2016
“Not-so-hot Gradin' for Haydon”
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PO.Box 1540 | Village of Fagatogo, Pago Pago, Tutuila 96799-1540, American Samoa
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+1 684-633-4347
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

A great stop on the tours for a short time to see the Samoan culture on display. Not a large museum but understated in some ways as the displays are representative of a time gone by. It was conveniently located and easy to find.

Thank LVOldTimer
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I'd like to say I really enjoyed the Jean P. Haydon Museum, but I can't. Overall I found the condition of the artifacts to be rather poor, the variety relatively limited, and the lighting in the exhibit areas rather dim. Perhaps it's just that I...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is a nice 1-2 hour stop as you walk about the busy harbor area. Air-conditioned display area features artifacts from ancient settlers, the tuna industry, kings, and (oddly) a moon rock.

Thank Joe58156
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This nice little museum is conveniently located near the cruise ship pier. Very easy walk. Stop in and enjoy. Some really nice models of early Polynesian canoes. Other exhibits leave it to your imagination to determine just what they are. Should have more in the...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We travelled throughout the South Seas and saw many museums, and as a boater, I love seeing the boating displays. I would say this outrigger canoe was the best: gorgeous wood, fastened together in traditional ways--native twine covered over in sap. The museum is free...More

Thank 34oceanspirit
Reviewed 19 December 2015

We could not tour as scaffolding covered everything. Only the outside was visible. Must admit that we watched for awhile. Private buses with wild decorations are available.

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 7 November 2015

This is a wonderful museum of Samoan history and culture which is packed with exhibits and displays,and I have added some photos we took of canoes, cloths and jewellery, paintings, sculptures and botanical exhibits, (though my photos don't do it justice). There are also some...More

Thank sdf76
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is a relatively small museum in the main harbor area on the island. It had recently re-opened (was closed for a few weeks by the health department, as it had fallen into disrepair). It is not well funded or curated, but it has some...More

Thank AggieJoe79
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This could be a top-notch museum but the curation is amateur and has little information for visitors. Still, some of the exhibits are interesting and not what you would find in other museums back on the mainland. I was especially interested in the canon, but...More

Thank planetraincar
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Some nice and interesting artifacts. On a weekday, you could put as much in your pocket if you wanted to, since nobody is ever there to tend to the exhibits.The building history in itself is worthwhile, but it seems that the local government that runs...More

Thank The_Dream_Machine
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