The Other Day – ALOHA

Welcome to the official website of the Hawaii Plantation Museum.

The Hawaii Plantation Museum, located in the old Onomea Sugar Plantation Store, was built in 1900.  The plantation sold the store in 1950 to S. Yoshiyama who worked in the store. The store is located at 27-246 Old Mamalahoa Highway in Papaikou, Hawaii. 

The museum is a history as well as an educational center which shows how the sugar industry helped develop a very different lifestyle in Hawaii.  

The mission and purpose of the museum is to collect, preserve and exhibit Hawaii Island sugar plantation artifacts, and small business (Mom & Pops stores) memorabilia for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.

New Book:

Looking at Yesterday, Today - Hilo, Hawaii

Read some of our fascinating literature on the small towns of the Big Island and help support the Hawaii Plantation Museum.


Visit Us

Museum Hours

Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays

For Group Tours please call 964-5151 for reservations.



General – $8
Kamaʻāina/Seniors – $6
Military – $5
Youth 6–17 – $3
Children 5 & under - Free
Special Rates for Groups & Members