Keʻanae Congregational Church

The Road to Hana

Surrounded by palm trees, and marking the heart of the village, is this church built in 1860. Enter over the steps of the adjacent cottage. The church is made of lava rocks and coral mortar. It’s a welcoming place with open doors and a guest book. Note the cameo portraits in the adjacent cemetery.

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