HN Greenwell Store Museum

Housed in one of Kona's oldest buildings, this museum is a taste of 19th-century Hawaiʻi. Built in 1875 and meticulously restored, it has educational docents in period dress who bring Kona's multicultural and agricultural history to life as they wield dry goods and talk story.

The museum is between Miles 111 and 112 on Hwy 11.

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