Hawaii's Plantation Village
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Hawaii's Plantation Village information
Lonely Planet review
Waipahu was one of Oʻahu’s last plantation towns, and its rusty sugar mill, which operated for almost a century until being shut down in 1995, looms on a knoll directly above this site. Though the village is definitely showing its age, you can still learn about the lives of plantation workers on the 90-minute tour. It starts on the hour and takes in buildings typical of an early-20th-century plantation: a Chinese cookhouse, a Japanese shrine and replicated homes of the seven ethnic groups – Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Puerto Rican and Filipino – that worked the fields. There’s also a small museum on-site. To get there by car from Honolulu, take the H-1 Fwy to exit 7, turn left onto Paiwa St, then right onto Waipahu St, continuing past the sugar mill and turning left into the complex.