Whalers Village Museum

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Kaʻanapali , USA
Whalers Village, 2435 Kaʻanapali Pkwy
+1 808 661 5992
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adult/child $3/1
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During the Golden Age of Whaling (1825–60), Lahaina was a popular stop for whaling ships traveling between Japan and the Arctic. This fascinating museum reveals the hardships and routines of life at sea. Authentic period photographs, ship logs, harpoons and intriguing interpretive plaques sound the depths of whaling history. Particularly eye-opening is the life-size forecastle displayed in back. How 20 crewmen could live for weeks in this tiny room – without coming to blows or losing their minds – is one of life’s eternal mysteries. Also worth a look is the intricate rigging between the sails on the built-to-scale replica of an 1850s-era whaling ship. Consider the skill required to maneuver such a complex vessel through rough and dangerous seas!

Interest piqued? Look for the full-size sperm whale skeleton at the front entrance to the shopping center.