Originally used as a Customs House and Courthouse, this island landmark was built on a USD7,000 budget with stones from the ... More
Old Lahaina Courthouse
Originally used as a Customs House and Courthouse, this island landmark was built on a USD7,000 budget with stones from the Hale Piula. It was also used as a center for royal festivities and celebrations until 1898, when Hawai'i became a United States territory. Major renovations added a modern veneer to the historic building. The Courthouse is no longer the center of government activity on the island, as Wailuku is now the county seat. Instead, it is a visitor attraction and historic landmark, housing a gift shop and information center.
We went whale-watching with the Pacific Whale Foundation (at peak time, in February - it was magnificent!) and when we returned, we walked around Lahaina. This courthouse was right across the street - so we strolled over to check it out. I was delighted to find it now houses artwork (and other souvenirs) from Hawaiian artists. I absolutely loved the crocheted leis in the glass display case; I purchased two! I thought them a unique and everlasting piece of art that would remind me of our Hawaii trip for years to come.
Famous and not so famous artists from various far flung corners of the globe exhibit two and three dimensional works
at this gallery. From Robert Watson's heightened reality figure paintings to Guy Buffet's easily recognizable portrayals of Paradise, the ...
Though commercialization and economic progress have changed the face of Maui, it is still possible to get a glimpse of
the way things were before tourism replaced whaling as the island's main industry. At this museum, visitors can browse ...
Located on the west side of Maui just outside of Lahaina Town, this beach is great for families, sunbathers, laid
back vacationers and anyone else who's longing to relax. Visitors can park their blankets on grass or sand, according ...