Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Lahaina

Old Lahaina Courthouse

Tucked in the shadows of the iconic banyan tree, Lahaina’s 1859 courthouse is a repository of history and art. Its location beside the harbor is no coincidence. Smuggling was so rampant during the whaling era that o…
Top Choice Museum in Lahaina

Wo Hing Museum

This three-story temple, built in 1912 as a meeting hall for the benevolent society Chee Kung Tong, provided Chinese immigrants with a place to preserve their cultural identity, celebrate festivities and socialize i…
Top Choice Park in Lahaina

Banyan Tree Square

A leafy landmark (the largest tree in Hawaii) stands in the center of Lahaina. Remarkably, it sprawls across the entire square. Planted as a seedling on April 24, 1873, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of mission…
Museum in Lahaina

Baldwin House

Reverend Dwight Baldwin, a missionary doctor, built this house in 1834–35, making it the oldest surviving Western-style building in Lahaina. It served as both his home and the community’s first medical clinic. The c…
Museum in Lahaina

Lahaina Heritage Museum

On the 2nd floor of the Old Lahaina Courthouse, this museum celebrates Lahaina’s prominent role in Maui’s history. Exhibits spotlight ancient Hawaiian culture, 19th-century whaling, and local plantations and mills. …
Historic Site in Lahaina

Hale Paʻi Printing Museum

This small white cottage on the grounds of Lahainaluna High School housed Hawaii’s first printing press. Although its primary mission was making the Bible available to Hawaiians, the press also produced, in 1834, Ha…
Historic Site in Lahaina

Moku‘ula Island & Mokuhinia Pond Site

Until the 20th century, one of the most sacred sites in Hawaii was located on what now is a grassy field. Much of this land was wetlands, which included the freshwater Mokuhinia Pond. In the middle of the water was …
Ruins in Lahaina

Fort Ruins

Just south of the Old Lahaina Courthouse, an imposing cluster of coral stone blocks stands at attention. This is a reconstruction of a section of an 1832 fort, originally built to keep rowdy whalers in line. Each da…
Buddhist Temple in Lahaina

Lahaina Jodo Mission

A 12ft-high bronze Buddha sits serenely in the courtyard at this Buddhist mission, looking across the Pacific toward its Japanese homeland. Cast in Kyoto, the Buddha is the largest of its kind outside Japan and was …
Museum in Lahaina

Hale Paʻahao Prison

A remnant of the whaling era, this shady coral stone jail was built in 1852 and looks much as it did 150 years ago thanks to a 1988 restoration. One of the tiny reconstructed cells displays a list of arrests in 1855…