Hawaiian Mission Houses

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives is a National Historic Landmark that houses documents, artifacts and other valuable records of the missionary period, typically regarded from 1820-1863. The arrival of American Protestant Missionaries had a profound effect on the people of Hawaiʻi, and Hawaiian Mission Houses showcases the vital role they played in Hawaiʻi’s history.

Hawaiian Mission Houses includes three restored houses and an extensive research archive open to public use. In addition to the detailed displays and vast collections, you’ll also enjoy a helpful orientation center. Don’t leave without browsing through the gift shop, where you can purchase stationary, quilted products, books on Hawaiian history and culture and much more.

In line with its vision to enrich our community by fostering thoughtful dialogue and greater understanding of the missionary role in Hawaiʻi’s history, Hawaiian Mission Houses boasts a collection of over 3,000 artifacts and more than 12,000 texts, letters, and illustrations from the missionary period. The pieces are available for the general public to use for educational or research purposes.

Hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tues. – Fri. If you’re a researcher looking to access the Reading Room and archives, you must schedule an appointment with the archivist at least two weeks in advance of the requested vision. Other restrictions apply and are listed on the website. 

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