Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum Review
Located next to Hawaii’s largest working sugar factory in the historic plantation town of Pu’unene, the award-winning Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum is a unique mix of information and exhibits concerning one of the most significant and influential periods of Maui’s history. Dedicated to preserving and presenting the history and heritage of Maui’s sugar industry, the 1,800 square foot museum is a fascinating look at sugar’s influence on the development of Maui’s resources and rich cultural history.
The Museum encompasses six exhibit rooms plus outdoor displays where visitors can get a close-up look at some of the intriguing equipment used in the early days of sugar; including a cane hauler, vintage Caterpillar tractors, and a cane-grab large enough for a child to walk under without bending! Kids and history buffs alike will love the experience. Special lighting and sound effects bring alive the operation of the antique machines and models. It’s a great way to learn about one of Maui’s oldest industries.
Located less than 10 minutes from downtown Kahului, it’s an easy and fun stop convenient to Upcountry, South Maui, and the airport. Don’t miss out on this really neat trip back in time. For museum hours and location, call us at 808-871-8058, or go to SugarMuseum.com.
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