Located at 276 Haili Street in historic downtown Hilo, the Lyman Museum and Mission House tells the story of Hawai`i, its islands, and its people. Built in 1839, the Lyman Mission House is the oldest wood frame building on the Big Island, and is adjacent to the island's only Hawaiian history museum. Daily guided tours of the historic home are included with Museum Admission; call ahead for scheduling. The nationally-accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum contains natural history exhibits on volcanoes and Big Island habitats as well as one of the top mineral and gem collections in the U.S. Learn about Hawai`i’s cultural history from exhibits on Hawaiian artifacts and the primary ethnic groups to come work on sugar plantations during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Museum Shop, open to the public, offers a selection of various Hawaiian history books and gifts by local artisans. Visit www.lymanmuseum.org for further information and news about special exhibits.
Hours of Operation
20 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday