Introducing the Baldwin Home Museum
To get an insight into 19th-century life in Hawaii, pop into the informative Baldwin Home Museum, located inside the former home of missionary Dr. Dwight Baldwin.
Take the guided tour around the coral and stone house that was built in 1834; view original period furnishings, the family's grand piano, carved four-poster bed and Dr. Baldwin's dispensary, and learn how the doctor single-handedly inoculated 10,000 Maui residents against smallpox.
Next door is the Master's Reading Room – Maui's oldest building (included with museum admission) – and now the headquarters of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, where you can pick up a self-guided walking-tour map, which will take you to Lahaina's most historic sites.
Location: 696 Front St., Lahaina
Cost: US$3; US$4 for candlelight tour
Hours: Daily 10am-4pm
(Image of Baldwin Home Museum courtesy of Lahaina Restoration Foundation)