Two Centuries of History
The Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum has artifacts and photos telling the history of sugar growing and manufacturing on Maui. The museum is at 3957 Hansen Road in Puunene, near Maui’s main airport in Kahului. Phone 808-871-8058. The museum is across a small street from Hawaii’s largest sugar mill.
Sugar was commercially grown on Maui from 1835 to 2016. (Most commercial pineapple production ended in 2009.) Six separate rooms in the sugar museum have exhibits and information about how sugar relates to Maui’s geography and weather, water, human resources, plantations, field work, and mills. There are also large old sugar harvesting machines in the surrounding yard. A video explains the process of turning cane into sugar.
The museum is in a historic former plantation superintendent’s home, built in 1902. It’s open every day from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, except holidays. Small admission charge (discount for seniors and children).
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Sugar Museum Photos
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