Named with the National Register of Historic Places, the main thoroughfare of Lahaina is a showcase of fixed and kept sites. In the other 1800s, when this seaboard small town was the capital of the Hawaiian land, missioners from New England came, checked to save the individuals of native islanders and to discipline hooligan leghorns. There’s no proof that souls were saved but the constructions of the era have been.
Top 10 Sights
1. Lahaina Courthouse
2. Banyan Tree
3. Lahaina Harbor
4. Hau’ola Stone
5. Pioneer Inn
6. Baldwin House
7. Wo Hing Temple
8. U.S. Seamen’s Hospital
9. Jodo Mission
1- Lahaina Courthouse
Constructed from coral blocks in 1859, the courthouse also housed the local prison.
The former jail cells are now wont to display the work of local artists, and there’s a visitor center here, too.
2- Banyan Tree
Planted in 1873 by the Sheriff of Maui to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Lahaina’s first Christian mission, the
Banyan Tree is the center of the town’s activity – festivals, concerts, arts and crafts fairs, and daily socializing fall out under the shade of this venerated tree.
3- Lahaina Harbor
Where whalers once laid anchor, charter fishing boat now troll for a catch of delicious ahi, ono, and mahimahi. Other boats wait to take visitors on snorkeling expeditions, whalewatching excursions, and trips to L…na’i and Moloka’i.
4- Hau’ola Stone
Hawaiians have a rich relationship with their natural environment, including stones, or p≥haku. Those deemed as healing stones, like the one near Lahaina Library, were considered to hold powerful forces of nature that coulded spirit and heal the soul.
5- Pioneer Inn
you are able to still rent a room in this landmark, which for many years was the only hotel in town.
It was built in 1901 by a Royal Canadian Mountie who tracked a notorious criminal to Lahaina and so decided to stay. It’s a perfect view of the Harbor.
6- Baldwin House
Built in 1834 for New England missioner Rev.
Dwight Baldwin, the faithfully fixed house is now a museum that presents a vivid picture of missionary life in the 1800s.
7- Wo Hing Temple
Chinese sugar plantation jacks built this fraternal hall in the 19th century.
It now holds a collection of daily utensils used by the immigrant workers, and shows movies of Hawai’i assimilated the early 20th century by Thomas Edison.
8- U.S. Seamen’s Hospital
Originally constructed for Kamehameha III, the US government leased the building for use as a marine hospital. The whaling industry made a need throughout the Pacific for hospitals to treat injured, sick, and abandoned sailors.
9- Jodo Mission
The Jodo Mission immortalises the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Maui in 1868. The biggest statue of Buddha outside of Japan sits majestically and serenely in the bases.
There wont to be a lake on this site, and in it an island, Moku’ula, which was home to Hawaiian royalty. In 1918, the lake was completed, and the island is now buried under the sports facilities of Malu-’ulu’olele County Park.
The Mo’o (Lizard) of Moku’ula
Also as providing humble for the Hawaiian royalty of the 19th century, Moku’ula and its surrounding waters were home to a legendary lizard that was worshiped by the royal house as a special defender of this sacred spot.