The Oldest Church In Hawaii Dates Back To The 1800s And You Need To See It

Religion has played an important role in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. When Christian missionaries arrived in the islands, they brought with them their belief system and the church. From small rural chapels to huge cathedrals located in the heart of Hawaii’s capital, you’ll find countless beautiful churches across the Hawaiian Islands, but there is no church as spectacular as the one we’re sharing with you today. Dating back to the early 1800s, Mokuaikaua Church is the island chain’s oldest Christian church.

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Mokuaikaua Church is located at 75-5713 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. For more information, visit their website. Have you ever witnessed the old-fashioned beauty of Mokuaikaua Church? If so, share your experiences and opinions in the comments below.

If you love visiting unique churches, you’ll definitely want to head just 17 miles south to Captain Cook, where you will find the gorgeous St. Benedict Catholic Church, known by locals simply as “the Painted Church.”