Bailey House Museum

Bailey House Museum information

Wailuku , USA
Address
Street 2375 W Main St
Telephone
+1 244 3326
More information
www.mauimuseum.org
Prices
adult/child 7-12yr $7/2
Opening hours
10am-4pm Mon-Sat
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Lonely Planet review

This evocative museum occupies the 1833 home of Wailuku’s first Christian missionary, Edward Bailey. The 2nd story, decorated with Bailey’s sparse furnishings, reflects his era.

But it’s the Hawaiian section on the ground floor that holds the real intrigue. Check out the display of spears and shark-tooth daggers (ouch!) used in the bloody battles at nearby ʻIao Valley. There’s also a notable collection of native wood bowls, stone adzes, feather lei and tapa cloth.

Don’t miss the 10ft redwood surfboard that surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku rode and the koa fishing canoe (c 1900), both in an outdoor exhibit near the parking lot.