Lyman Mission House and Museum


Lyman Mission House and Museum is located on Haili Street in Hilo on the Island of Hawaii. The house was initially built in 1839 for David and Sarah Lyman, who were missionaries from New England, before the museum was opened next door in 1931. Visitors can view the house learn how life was here in the middle of the 19th century, as well as view exhibits about Hawaiian natural history and culture at the museum.

People can visit from 10am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday with house tours starting at 11 am and 2 pm. The house is the oldest standing wood structure on the Island of Hawaii and features furniture, household items, tools and artifacts used by the Lyman family back in the 19th century. The museum contains state of the art interactive exhibits and galleries such as the Earth Heritage Gallery, which provides a detailed insight into the natural history of the island.

The Island Heritage will help visitors to understand more about how Hawaiian people lived and the five major immigrant groups that came here in the late 19th century. Grandfather's House is another exhibit here that takes visitors back to 1930s Korea. Nearby there are several restaurants including a Thai restaurant on Mamo Street.

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