Banyan Tree Square
Lahaina Heritage Museum
The inspired Lahaina Heritage Museum, operated by Lahaina Town Action Committee volunteers, displays changing exhibits that celebrate...
Old Lahaina Courthouse
Tucked in the shadows of a banyan tree, Lahaina’s 1859 courthouse is a repository of history and art, housing a museum, the town visitor...
A crumbly wall made of coral blocks stands at attention just south of the courthouse – all that remains of a fort built in 1832 to keep...
Cool Cat Cafe
Whether you’re looking for fountain drinks or hard-hitting cocktails, this breezy, ’50s-inspired cafe is an easygoing spot to wet your...
Cool Cat Cafe
It’s a hunka-hunka burger love at Cool Cat Cafe, a lively doo-wop diner where most of the burgers, sandwiches and salads are named for...
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Banyan Tree Square information
This leafy landmark, which marks the center of Lahaina, sprawls across an entire town square. Planted as a seedling on April 24, 1873, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of missionaries in Lahaina, the tree has become a virtual forest unto itself, with 16 major trunks and scores of horizontal branches reaching across the better part of an acre. It ranks as the largest banyan tree in Hawaii.
The songs of thousands of mynah birds keep things lively at night. Most weekends artists and craftsmen set up booths beneath the tree’s shady canopy.