The first Christian missionaries to Hawaii arrived in 1820, and their presence significantly impacted Hawaii’s native culture. The Mission Houses, the oldest Western-style buildings in the Islands, tell the story of the missionaries, their daily life, work and influence on Hawaii’s people.
Mission Houses MuseumAttractions
- The first documents in the Hawaiian language were printed here on the Pacific’s first printing press.
- Over 3,000 artifacts are on display, including clothing, books and furniture that belonged to the missionary families.
- Descendants of the first missionaries were instrumental in the overthrow of the monarchy 70 years later.