Tours are given at the top of every hour, Monday through Saturday, with the last tour leaving at 2:00 P.M.
Continuing west on H–1 from Pearl Harbor, you’ll soon arrive in the small residential community of Waipahu. Don’t miss a visit to the Hawaii Plantation Village, a living museum dedicated to the many immigrants who arrived in Hawaii to labor in the sugar cane fields.
An illuminating guided tour takes visitors through a re-created historic plantationthat displays lifestyles during the early nineteenth century. It’s a wonderful multicutural experience that comprises eight villages, each one representing a different ethnic group. The Plantation Village is a cultural park featuring thirty original and replica buildings—a barber shop, a community furo (bath), homes of families from several countries—representing plantation life between 1900 and 1930.
If you visit in September, be sure to attend the annual Plantation Heritage Festival for a great slice of local multiethnic life. There are cultural performances, arts and crafts, a variety of unusual foods, rides, and games.