Mission Houses Museum

The museum (which consists of three restored houses — two of which are the oldest houses in Hawaii) tells the story of cultural change in 19th-century Hawaii and details the daily life and work of the missionaries. On display are original artifacts such as clothing, furnishings, books and other household items belonging to the missionary families.

The structures that make up the museum were built between 1821 and 1841, making them the oldest surviving Western-style buildings in Hawaii.  The white Frame House served as the residence of several prominent missionaries. The Chamberlain House was used as a storehouse and separate home. And the Printing Office housed the first printing press in the Pacific. This printing press brought literacy to the Hawaiian kingdom.