Grove Farm and the Waioli Mission House museums are Open for Guided Tours!

Advanced reservations are required for the tours
at both museums.  Hope to see you soon!

Advance reservations are required for the unhurried two-hour guided walking tours of the buildings, gardens and grounds at Grove Farm museum in Lihue. Tours are given in small groups, (which fill up quickly!), and are led by Kauai residents who know the sugar plantation history and about life on the island.

(Please note: The sugar train is not a part of the Grove Farm tour and is not located at the museum site.  Due to repairs on the track and steam engines the train is currently not running.)

*** If you enjoy sharing wonderful stories and meeting people from both the local community and around the world, becoming a Volunteer Guide at Grove Farm museum may be right for you.  Guides are asked to tour about twice a month, but we are happy to work with your schedule!

Please call (808) 245-3202 or email for more information.***

Grove Farm Entrance


Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, starting 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 (808) 245-3202.

There is a requested donation of $20 for adults and $10 for children 5 to 12 years.   Kamaaina rates (with Hawaii State identification) are $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years.  Credit cards are accepted, but there is a 4% service fee.

Because of the popularity of these tours, if you need to cancel please call (808) 245-3202 as soon as possible.

Tours are not given on most holidays and may be cancelled on rainy days.


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.


As you turn off Nawiliwili Road into the Grove Farm entrance, make an immediate left turn over the old railroad tracks at the
TO PARKING sign, which will lead you onto the gravel road to
the parking lot.


After parking and locking your car, go through the path cut into the grass hedge under the Kukui tree and walk back to the Grove Farm front lawn.  Please check in at the old Grove Farm office, which is the first building on your right.

Visit Waioli Mission House

In Hanalei, the 1836 Waioli Mission House built by the Reverend W.P. Alexander, was home for missionary teachers Abner and Lucy Wilcox and their seven sons.  For 50 years after Abner and Lucy’s deaths in 1869, the old mission home sat empty until it was restored in 1921 by their granddaughters Etta, Elsie and Mabel Wilcox.  The mission house today continues as a quiet touchstone to the missionary efforts on Kauai.

Visit Waioli Mission House


Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, starting at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


Visit Waioli Mission HouseAdvance reservations are required at the Waioli Mission House.  To make reservations or for more information, please telephone (808) 826-1528.

There is a requested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years.   Kamaaina rates (with Hawaii State identification) are $5 for adults and children 5 to 12 years are free.


05-5373 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii 96714

The Waioli Mission House is located behind the small green Waioli Hui’ia Church north of Hanalei town.


Turn at the corner of the long drive that runs between the small white fence on the church property and the chain link fence on the Hanalei School property.  Drive down four telephone poles and look for the small ‘parking’ sign with an arrow on your left.


As you walk out of the parking lot there will be a white picket fence on your right.  Go through the gate and up to the chimney.  Ring the bell and a guide will come out to meet you.  There are no self guided tours.

Educators and School Tours

Students at Grove Farm

We invite you and your students to take part in the educational opportunities that abound at Grove Farm and Waioli Mission House museums. 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 Tours

Contact 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.

Museum Observed Holidays

Grove Farm museum will be closed in 2023 on the following days:
Monday, January 2 (in observance of New Year’s Day)
Tuesday, January 3 (Jack Hall Day)
Friday, April 7 (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 (for Christmas Eve)
Monday, December 25 (in observance of Christmas Day)
Friday, December 29 (for New Year’s Eve)

Contact Us

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