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The Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum is a non profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history and heritage of the sugar industry and the multiethnic plantation life it engendered. The museum contains artifacts, photos...more
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Sugar production and plantations have an interesting history on Maui, and this museum gives you a good sense of how it was woven into everyday life and helped shape the culture of the island today. The museum is a small space but has a lot...More
They had a lot of historical photos and artifacts, and the signs and short video filled in a lot of the information missing in my background knowledge of the sugar industry and production process in Hawaii. Gift shop prices were pretty expensive, but I hope...More
We found it interesting to learn how sugar (and molasses) are produced and how brutal it was for the workers. This is a short little stop and if you buy a passport for all four museums, I think it turns out to $3 per person...More
The Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history and heritage of the sugar industry. We visited the museum during our vacation in Lahaina. My dad worked in a sugar refinery for 40 years, so this opportunity...More
To learn about Hawaii's sugar history on Maui, this is a really good museum to learn the background and history of how Hawaii got it's start through plantation life. This is great for adults and kid. It isn't big, yet it isn't small. You don't...More
The sugar museum is located in part of a large former sugar processing mill. The museum has very informative displays of the development of the sugar industry in Hawaii and the role of Alexander and Baldwin. What is especially of interest is the people and...More
This little museum offers a great history of how sugar came to Maui and became such a big industry. Sugar is one of the reasons Hawaii has such a diverse population, Portuguese, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese and Polynesian ancestry.
...until a couple of years ago!
Low Key, with many historical photos and machinery and mock ups. It was a hard life for the many immigrants --amazing how far some of them had come.
We 3 adults totally enjoyed walking thru the museum on our...More