Skipping A Visit To This Historic Prison In Hawaii Should Be A Criminal Offense
By Megan Shute|Published March 03, 2019
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.
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?
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?
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