History and Art
When visiting Hawaii, be sure to reserve time out of your vacation to explore the rich history and culture of our island. There are endless opportunities to dive deep into the past, and learn about the events that helped shape the Hawaii we know today.
As a leader in the art world, Lahaina is known as the "Art Capital of the Pacific." There is nothing quite like a stroll down Front Street, starry canopy overhead, and local art galleries all about.
The Lahaina Banyan Tree is one of Maui`s most treasured possessions, and a
popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike.
This famous tree is one of the largest banyan trees in the United
States, and stretches its massive branches over a 200 ft. area. The tree
was planted on April 24, 1873, in honor of the 50th anniversary
of the first American Protestant mission in Lahaina.
The Lahaina Banyan Tree provides a lovely, shady area from which to admire the
tree`s massive branches, and many trunks
that make up this single tree. During certain days of the week, you
will find art and craft fairs, as well as Hawaiian musicians, under the
The Banyan tree is located in historical Lahaina Town, on Front Street
adjacent to the harbor.
||Front Street and Canal Street Lahaina, HI 96761
The U.S. Seamen`s Hospital has a very interesting history. In 1844
the hospital served the sick and injured seamen who made Lahaina their home
during the whaling era. During this period, the streets were filled with
sailors, and the streets needed to be cleaned up to better the image of
Lahaina. King Kamehameha was asked to turn this building into a home for
the sick and to help give the sailors the much needed help they required.
The building was originally commissioned by King Kamehameha and was
purposely built away from the Christian missionaries in town. The building
first served as an Inn and a store, but also as a meeting place for King
Kamehameha and his sister, Princess Nahi`ena`ena. During those days, it was
not uncommon for high ranking Hawaiian chiefs to have relationships with
||1024 Front Street Lahaina, HI 96761
The Pioneer Mill Co. was established in 1860, as the first sugar plantation
in Lahaina. This sugar plantation served as the number one employer of
Lahaina residents and to this day evokes fond memories for those who worked
there. In 1928 Pioneer Mill Co. built a 225-foot smoke stack that was the
tallest smoke stack in Hawaii. For years, this smoke stack served as a
landmark for visitors and locals alike.
When the mill closed in 1999, the smoke stack was saved to forever preserve
the history of the sugar plantation era.
The locomotives used to transport the sugarcane are also on display at this
beautiful free outdoor exhibit.
||749 David Malo Circle Lahaina, HI 96761
Wednesday`s at Wailea (WOW)
Everyday Wednesday is Art Night at the Shops of Wailea, in the Wailea
Resort. Explore the many art galleries of Wailea, get a chance to meet the
artists and even enjoy some complimentary wine! While you are there, enjoy a
fabulous meal at one of the many restaurants at the Shops of Wailea, or
take a stroll on the beach path that makes its way along the shore line.
||3750 Wailea Alanui Dr. Wailea, HI 96753
At The MACC you can find
a large variety of shows, performances, exhibits and more. From top
performing world-class musicians, to local plays and art exhibits, The MACC
in continuously offering the public an unending lineup of exciting events.
During your stay on Maui, be sure to check their website for their most
||One Cameron Way Kahului, HI 96732