Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
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- 62%Family Travelers
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Member Reviews (14)
- Alexander & Baldwin Sugar MuseumMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Dec 29, 2012
I am glad we visited this museum. It might be small but it really tells you a lot about the history of Maui. Where the people come from. Why they came here. How the land has changed over time. How the power of control changed through generations. Knowing this background makes Maui that much more interesting.
- Alexander & Baldwin Sugar MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Jul 09, 2012
It's small, just the size of a house. The history they cover is interesting and there's some good stuff on display to show you how they make sugar. I'd say drop in and take a gander but don't expect to spend more than a half hour here.
- Alexander & Baldwin Sugar MuseumJul 04, 2012
I grew up hearing radio commercials for C&H Cane Sugar, the "C" being for California, the "H" being for Hawaii. Today, it's hard to find a working sugar cane plantation and mill anywhere in Hawaii, but there is one just 10 minutes south of the Kahului airport on Maui. And next to the mill is the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum.
This small, but nifty little museum is located in the former plantation superintendent's residence, built in 1902. Its exhibits will help you understand the role that the sugar planters played in the development of commercial life on Maui. Most tourists just fly on down the highway between Kahului and Kihei, missing out on this little gem. Don't be one of the them.
Note that the museum is actually open 7 days a week.
- Alexander & Baldwin Sugar MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 04, 2012
This is a super small museum, but it does have some cool machines on display to show how they used to make sugar. You get to take home a small packet of raw cane sugar to go too.