Skipping A Visit To This Historic Prison In Hawaii Should Be A Criminal Offense

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, the Hawaiian Islands are steeped in history — and sites full of history. Though the Hawaiian Islands are home to several fascinating historic sites, including this historic prison nestled in the heart of one of our favorite Hawaiian towns. Let’s take a step back in time, shall we?

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Hale Pa’ahao Prison is located at 187 Prison St., Lahaina, HI 96761, and is open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, you can head on over to the Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s website.

Just 47 miles away from this historic prison is another unique jail you might want to add to your Maui bucket list. Nestled on the Ulupalakua Ranch is an old jail cell where can sip on wines made on-site — sounds heavenly, no?