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The people of Maui weave a colorful tapestry of ethnic cultures through centuries of history. There are museums featuring this cultural heritage and different eras of Maui’s history throughout the island. Not only do museums provide an interesting way to learn about the history and culture of a place, but they also offer gift shops with one-of-a-kind crafts, art, books and media for you to discover something special.

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum provides a look at what sugar plantation life in the islands was like during the 20th century featuring exhibits inside a plantation manager’s residence and an outdoor display of plantation mill and farm equipment. The museum’s gift shop is nestled in the kitchen and offers Maui-grown sugar products, coffee, islandmade crafts, home decor, souvenirs and a wide selection of books and DVDs.