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Lahaina National Historic District

Maui, Hawai'i

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  • The Pioneer Inn building on Front Street.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Lahaina Banyan Court.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Lahaina Banyan Court.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Lahaina Banyan Court.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Lahaina Banyan Court and the Old Lahaina Courthouse.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Lahaina Banyan Court.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • The Old Lahaina Courthouse along Wharf Street.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Lahaina's Wharf.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Lahaina Banyan Court and the Old Lahaina Courthouse.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • The Old Fort on the southwest corner of the Lahaina Banyon Court.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Detailed view of the coral blocks that make up the Old Fort.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • View of Lahaina Harbor.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • View of Lahaina Harbor.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Lahaina Banyan Court.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • The Pioneer Inn in Lahaina's National Historic District.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Pioneer Inn Grill and Bar.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • View of Lahaina Harbor with the island of Lanai in the distance.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Campbell Park along Front Street.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • The Historic Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina's National Historic District.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • The Historic Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina's National Historic District.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • The Historic Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina's National Historic District.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • The Historic Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina's National Historic District.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Backside of the Master's Reading Room.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Front Street promenade, Lahaina National Historic District.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • View of Lahaina's Front Street.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • View of Lanai from Lahaina's Front Street promenade.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • View of Lahaina's Front Street.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • Waterfront dining in Lahaina.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • View of Lahaina's waterfront.- Lahaina National Historic District
  • - Lahaina National Historic District
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Hawai'i's capital from 1820 to 1845. 60 Historic sites. Front Street.
Cons: 
Touristy. Very limited parking.
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Region:
Maui, HI
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Even if your principal goal is to get some peace and quiet on Maui, braving the throngs of people and visiting the Lahaina National Historic District is a must. It served as Hawai'i's capital from 1820 to 1845, is steeped in history, and is peppered with 60 historic sites. Get an early start to up your chances of finding parking. It can be quite the challenge, and though paying $10 to $15 can be quite annoying, the experience is well worth the cost. Make a day of it: Stop at your leisure to swim, take a walking tour through the historic center of town, and find yourself at the Whaler’s Village Shopping Center as dinner approaches. 

If you're a well-rehearsed history buff, Front Street deserves some serious time and attention. Starting at the corner of Front and Dickerson, walk down toward the harbor and check out the Baldwin Home Museum, one of the oldest buildings in the area and the home of Reverend Baldwin, an old missionary with huge influence during a period of prolific building. Then, navigate back up to Front Street and continue until you hit Shaw. Take your next left on Wainee and loop back towards Dickerson, catching sites like the Hauola Stone, an ancient healing site, the Pioneer Inn, and the banyan tree.

If ice cream and a quick stop are what you’re after, head straight to the banyan tree—it’s truly a site you can’t miss. Planted in April 1873 to mark the 50th anniversary of Protestant missionaries in Lahaina, the enormous network now covers a full square acre. More than just a historical marvel, the banyan is a natural phenomenon. A member of the fig family, it’s the largest tree in the world in terms of acreage and an ecological lynchpin, making up an integral part of the diet of many birds, bats, and other animals.  

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