Oahu Attractions | Missions House Museum
See three historic buildings and more at the Mission House Museum – a popular Attraction in Honolulu.
For history buffs, the Mission House Museum is a can’t-miss Oahu Attraction.
About the Missions House Museum:
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site, formerly called the Missions House Museum, features interesting artifacts, historic buildings, and more. The Oahu Attraction was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965, and it is a popular Attraction with both visitors and locals.
The centerpieces of the Oahu Attraction’s collections are 3 restored historic buildings. Two of them are the oldest in Hawaii. The Frame House was built in 1821, and it was home to several missionaries. The Chamberlain House, built in 1831, was made from coral that was cut and dried in the sun. The third building, built in 1841, was the printing office, and it is home to a replica of the first printing press to be brought to the state. All of these buildings hold so much history, and you’ll have the chance to learn all about it during your visit to this Oahu Attraction.
In addition to the houses, visitors will see interesting exhibits like Dr. Judd’s Dispensatory. This exhibit offers a glimpse of early 19th century medical practices. You’ll get a look at what a missionary doctor would have had on hand to deal with the medical needs of the locals.
The Missions House Museum has hosted many temporary exhibits. Examples of past exhibits include Fundamental Fiber, Americans Resting Place, Playthings: Toys & Games, The Nature of Hawaiian Quilts, Lasting Impressions: Printing & Engraving in Hawaii, and Larger than Life: Portraits and Portrait Making. You can visit the website to see if any temporary exhibits are available during your visit.
Add a visit to this popular Oahu Attraction to your itinerary during your next visit to the Island.
Monday through Saturday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Guided house tours: $10