Our museum may not be the largest in Hawaii but it is authentic and has lots of charm. We feature traditional artifacts that were used by the Hawaiian people in their everyday life, worship, fishing, and other aspects of their lives. You will discover the life stories of those who made an impact on Maui and especially Hana. There are so many compelling stories so make sure to converse with the museum attendant and ask questions. Most of them are volunteers with a true passion to safeguard the stories of the past and the Hawaiian lifestyle, beliefs, and traditions.
When you arrive in today's Hana, you have already stepped back in time by visiting the most isolated and traditional town in the State of Hawai'i. Visiting the Hana Cultural Center takes you even further into Hawai'i's storied past.
Established by kupuna (wise elders) to perpetuate the traditional way of life of Hana and to honor the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance, our museum houses ancient artifacts including Hawaiian quilt, poi boards, stone implements, Polynesian kapa, fish nets and hooks. Listed on the National Register of the Historic Places, the old Hana Courthouse is still used today on our grounds along side Kauhale Village, a replica of a pre-contact chief's compound. Visit us after a long drive on the Road to Hana and take a journey through the past.
We also have a gift shop where you may purchase souvenirs from your trip to Hana.