Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company Mill
Fields of cane expand out from the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (C&S) Company’s rusty old mill, the last of its kind in Hawaii....
Old Puʻunene Bookstore
This shack has served as a used bookstore since 1913. It’s a bit musty, but still sells books for a quarter!
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Maui Coffee Roasters
Enjoy good vibes and good java at this bright and upbeat cafe where locals sip lattes and nibble wraps while surfing free w-ifi. Kitchen...
Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar & Grill
The grill dominates the kava at this buzzing local joint, but it’s still your best chance to try piper methysticum, a ceremonial drink...
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Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum information
This homespun museum occupies the former residence of the sugar mill’s superintendent. There’s the usual display of industrial machinery, including a working model of a cane-crushing plant, but what lingers afterward is the human story.
One exhibit traces how the sons of missionaries took control of Maui’s fertile valleys and dug the amazing irrigation system that made large-scale plantations viable. Compelling black-and-white photographs spotlight the labor and recreational aspects of plantation life. An early-20th-century labor contract on display, from the Japanese Emigration Company, committed laborers to work the cane fields 10 hours a day, 26 days a month, for $15.