Kona Coffee Living History Farm
The Kona Coffee Living History Farm is a “must see” Hawaii attraction and the only living history coffee farm in the nation. Stroll through this award-winning, historic farm that tells the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. A self-guided experience, you’re free to walk among the coffee trees, meet a “Kona Nightingale”, or watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Visit the original 1920’s farmhouse where you may find the homemaker starting the fire to cook rice or making musubi for the farmer’s lunch. Living history gives visitors an opportunity to experience history “brought to life” by costumed interpreters who demonstrate traditional crafts, agricultural activities, and the everyday tasks of people from the past. “Talk story” along the way with the farm’s living history interpreters and discover the story behind Kona’s gourmet crop. Before you leave, be sure to sample the farm’s 100% Kona coffee and purchase some to take back home. Kona Historical Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All proceeds from admission and sales go directly to educational programs and preservation projects.
The farm is open for you to explore Monday—Friday, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
The Farm also sells 100% Kona coffee and other “Made in Hawaii” gifts at its kiosk.
The Story Behind KHS’ Kona Coffee Living History Farm
The Uchida project is not a Kona project or a Hawai’i project. It is a national project which tells in eloquent and dramatic language that this is an American Story which represents success, family values, and independence.
~Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. Senator
You have developed a program that is creative, informative, and most crucial…it is interactive and encourages learning in its most stimulating form.
~Judith Fox-Goldstein, President
University of Hawai`i at Hilo-Conference Center
Last week my wife and I had the most memorable experience of our Hawaiian trip visiting the Living History Farm. We were educated in the development of coffee beans, and were taken back in time to understand the people and process involved in bringing coffee to market. We wanted to give our deep appreciation to the [farm workers] for their time in educating us and giving us an historical perspective of the family that spent so many years dedicated to raising coffee and living in such a frugal and thoughtful way. Our visit was one that we consider time well spent and will remain one of the top highlights of our trip. Thank you.
I stepped back in time and into my childhood at The Kona Coffee Living History Farm. This living museum chronicles the life of immigrant Japanese coffee farmers through the original farmhouse and coffee farm of the Uchida family. Their life mirrored that of my grandparents… Knowledgeable interpreters of the living history farm engage guests with historically accurate demonstrations, bringing the period to life. Read More
~Sandy Hu, Co-Founder
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