Walk through Old Lahaina on an authentic Hawaiian cultural experience led by native Hawaiian kumu!
Journey back in time to the arrival of the first Polynesians, crossing Lahaina through the ages on a guided, walking adventure. Go off the beaten path with Native Hawaiian kumu (guides) who make the history and culture of Hawaii come alive in chants and stories.
During this 2-hour walking adventure, you'll journey back in time from the arrival of the first Polynesians to the site of the royal complex at Mokuula and across the village of Lele (Lahaina) through the ages. Our guides will introduce you to Maui produce on a neighborhood level and you can sample Maui-grown fruits along the way. The tour includes a visit to the Lahaina Heritage Museum with interactive exhibits and displays on Mokuula, and if you choose, a savory lunch at one of Maui's finest, beachside restaurants, Pacifico, Lahaina's only produce self-sufficient restaurant.
Lahaina Heritage Museum - Your Lahaina walking tour begins upstairs in Old Lahaina Courthouse. Lahaina Heritage Museum offers a concise, comprehensive look at Lahaina's colorful history.
Plantation House - We stop for refreshments in one of Lahaina's traditional plantation era houses to sample fresh Maui-grown pineapple and visit with our neighbors from Take Home Maui.
Hale Halawai - This thatched Hawaiian halehalawai (meeting house) was built in the indigenous architectural style of Hawaii by a master hale builder from Hana and his students from all over Maui.
Baldwin Home Museum Missionary Compound - The Baldwin Home is recognized as the oldest house still standing on Maui.
Hale Pa'ahao - Old Lahaina Prison - Hale Pa'ahao was Lahaina's jail at the peak of the whaling era. The surrounding wall, several feet thick, was built in 1853 of stone coral blocks razed from the old fort. A wooden gatehouse was where the warden lived and today opens into a botanical garden.
Moku'ula Island & Mokuhinia Pond - The covered island of Mokuula and surrounding freshwater pond of Mokuhinia is Hawaii's paramount cultural site and is under restoration.
Pohaku Hauola (Hauola Stone) - Renowned for its healing properties where fresh and salt water mix, the Hauola Stone has been in place for centuries. In old Hawaii, it was used as a birthing site for the highest ranking and most sacred ali'i mo'i (high chiefs).
Apuakehau, the King's Taro Patch - A large lo'i kalo (taro patch) was cultivated in this area by Kamehameha I and his entourage who encamped in Lahaina between 1802-1803.
Waiola (Waine'e) Church & Cemetery - Hawai'i's first stone church was constructed between 1828-1832.
100% refund when a 24-hour advance cancellation is provided.
Last Minute Bookings
Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.
For walking guests only. Not recommended for injured, very elderly, or for people with poor health.