Day or night, exploring LAHAINA on foot is a unique experience, one where you’ll find historic sites and modern hangouts dotting the landscape of this famous port city.
HALE PA‘AHAO, an old stone jail that stands at the corner of Waine‘e and Prison streets, has a colorful past. Built in 1852, it once was the site where drunken sailors were reprimanded for disorderly conduct.
WAINE‘E CHURCH on Shaw Street is another historic landmark. Built between 1828 and 1832, it was the first stone church constructed in Hawai‘i. It has been rebuilt several times after having been destroyed by fires and a whirlwind. When the church was rebuilt in 1953, it was renamed WAIOLA, “THE WATER OF LIFE.”
Maps and guides are available at LAHAINA VISITORS CENTER (648 Wharf St.) and at the LAHAINA RESTORATION FOUNDATION , at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets.