Hawaiian Mission Houses (HMH) is a National Historic Landmark. The one-acre site in the Historic Capital district in downtown Honolulu. HMH preserves the 1821 Mission House (Hawaii’s oldest Western-style house), the 1831 Chamberlain House, and the 1841 Bedroom Annex, and a cemetery. In 2011, a coral-and-grass performance arena was added for theater and mele (music) performances. In 2021, a reconstructed hale pili (traditional Hawaiian thatched grass house) was built. The library holds both English and Hawaiian archival material, available to researchers on site as well as from around the globe through the digital collection. The HMH historical archive holds over 80,000 digital pieces and is home to one of the largest collections of Hawaiian language books in the world.
Hawaiian Mission Houses tours
- Guided House Tours: Tuesdays through Fridays at 11a and 1p, and Saturdays 11a, 1p and 3p. Walk-ins allowed based on availability; reservations are strongly recommended: Tours and Programs – Hawaiian Mission Houses
- Virtual Tours: Learn about the interactions between Missionaries and Native Hawaiians and what makes a site nationally and architecturally significant. Reservation required: Special Tours – Hawaiian Mission Houses