The Unique Hawaii General Store That Only Gets Better With Age
By Megan Shute|Published November 14, 2018
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
The Hawaiian Islands are steeped in history, from the first Europeans visiting the islands in 1778 and the establishment of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1795 to Hawaii’s admittance to the United States of America in 1959. Long before tourism and over-development took hold of the Hawaiian Islands, locals would gather to purchase everyday items and talk story at any of the charming general stores found across the state. Since then, however, many of these once-popular shops have become obsolete, but you can still visit the H. N. Greenwell General Store.
The H. N. Greenwell Store Museum is located at 81-6551 Hawaii Belt Rd, Kealakekua, HI 96750, and is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. They are closed Wednesday and Friday through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 17. For more information, head on over to the Kona Historical Society website.