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Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum

Visit Grove Farm

Advance reservations are required for the unhurried two-hour guided tours of the buildings, gardens and grounds at Grove Farm museum. Tours are given in small groups and are led by Kauai residents who are familiar with sugar plantation history and life on the island. They give tours, answer questions, and provide interesting facts.
** If you are interested in becoming a volunteer guide, please see the Employment and Volunteer Opportunities page. **

Visit Grove Farm


Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


To make reservations or for more information, please telephone (808) 245-3202 or email  An email reply will be sent to let you know if the tour time you requested is available.  If you are interested in a last minute tour, it is highly recommended that you telephone.

There is a requested donation of $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 5 to 12 years. Tours are not given on most holidays and may be cancelled on rainy days. Because of the popularity of these tours, once a reservation has been made, if you need to cancel please call (808) 245-3202 as soon as possible.


4050 Nawiliwili Road, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766

Grove Farm is located on the western edge of Lihue, the central island community, on Nawiliwili Road between the Kukui Grove Shopping Center and Nawiliwili Harbor. Look for the GROVE FARM sign on the left side of Nawiliwili Road as you travel toward the harbor.

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As you turn off Nawiliwili Road into the Grove Farm entrance, the TO PARKING sign is immediately on your left, just over the old railroad tracks which lead you onto a gravel road to our parking lot.


After parking and locking your car, walk to the path cut into the grass hedge which will lead you to the Grove Farm front lawn. Please check in at the old Grove Farm office, which is the first building on your right.

Educators and School Tours

Students at Grove FarmWe invite you and your students to take part in the educational opportunities that abound at Grove Farm museum. Available for school tours and other educational groups are the historic grounds, buildings, and the collections contained within, as well as an historic photo collection, oral histories of former plantation workers, ledgers of plantation workers and their pay scales, collection of Hawaiiana artifacts, and much more. Also, a ride on a restored sugar train along an authentic locomotive right-of-way can be arranged.

We can assist you and your students in meeting the curriculum requirements that relate to benchmarks in the core content areas of English, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. The extended core content areas of career and technical education (incorporating career and lifestyle skills), education technology and fine arts are also possibilities.


School ToursContact the Tour Coordinator at (808) 245-3202 or email at with any questions you may have, or to make reservations for you and your students to visit. Reservations are taken on a space available basis and should be scheduled at least four weeks in advance.


Grove Farm museum will be closed in 2017 on the following days:
Monday, January 2 (New Year’s Day Observed)
Tuesday, January 3 (Jack Hall Day Observed)
Friday, April 14 (Good Friday)
Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day)
Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day)
Monday, September 4 (Labor Day)
Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving)
Friday, November 24 (Day After Thanksgiving)
Friday, December 22 (Christmas Eve Observed)
Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
Friday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve Observed)


Telephone: (808) 245-3202
Fax: (808) 245-7988
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 1631, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766