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Waioli Mission House and Church, Kauai

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Quick Facts

  • Name: Waioli Mission House and Church
  • Where: In Hanalei, minutes from Princeville
  • What: Hanalei landmark built in 1837

 

North Shore

Step back in time at the 1837 home of the early Christian missionaries, Abner and Lucy Wilcox. This Hanalei Town landmark, restored in 1921 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reflects the southern roots of its architect, the Reverend William Alexander of Kentucky.

Inside, synchronize your watch with the wall clock, which was installed in 1866 and still keeps perfect time. View the significant features like the lava rock chimney and the fine koa furniture. Lucy Wilcox gave birth to eight sons in the master bedroom, a significant feat on its own.

In front of the house is the old Waioli Huiia Church, which was founded in 1834. Its green shingles and stained glass windows are a picturesque symbol of Hanalei.