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Hawaii Heritage Center Walking Tours

1040 Smith St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5126
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Surprising features and stories about Chinatown, even locals don't know about.

Kamaaina (locals) and tourists alike will find tours very thought provoking and inspiring. Guide... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2018
CS S
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Great Tour

I loved learning about the history of Chinatown. My tour guide, Vernon, was super sweet and it was... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2017
Michelle R
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Hawaii
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

Kamaaina (locals) and tourists alike will find tours very thought provoking and inspiring. Guide Karen was a great storyteller that made history come alive. Pace was just right with lots of walking with stops in between. Tours are tailor made according to your groups' interest...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

I loved learning about the history of Chinatown. My tour guide, Vernon, was super sweet and it was nice to chat with him. The tour was about an hour and a half and we sampled foods from three spots and got soap in one of...More

3  Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

We've been to Waikiki several times so we were looking for something different to do. This was a great tour about an area of Honolulu that we knew very little about. Volunteers at the Hawaii Heritage Center clearly care a lot about their work and...More

3  Thank Southendzone
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

This center is run by volunteers. They are trying to raise money for a new building so they can display a lot more of the artifacts they have in storage.Before our recent NCL cruise we spent time with Miss Karen and Vernon at the center....More

2  Thank Canuckcruzrs
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

This tour is created and led by people who love their subject. They will give you a solid grounding of the history of China Town and the different communities of people who came through this area of Honolulu and their influence. The cost of the...More

2  Thank Mary Ellen W
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

The ladies that ran the tour were lovely. They were informative, kind, and sweet; however, the price went up to $30, which is entirely too much for what we got. We had 5 stops for food, but the portions were very small and the value...More

Thank Wanilla W
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Reviewed October 29, 2015

This Historic Chinatown Tour is likely the best valued few hours you can spend, while on Oahu. Hosted by the non-profit Chinatown Historical and Cultural organization, the $20 tour fee, gets you a very knowledgeable and experienced volunteer guide and at least a two hour...More

2  Thank NEA08
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Reviewed October 8, 2015

The tour started with a 5 minute walk through the 'exhibits' at the centre. Then one of the ladies talked for about 30 minutes about the centre, etc. Then we were off on our walk. I had only been through Chinatown via The Bus in...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2015

We thought the tours offered on Fridays were $5.00 per person which would have been about right. The staff is very nice and the tour covered a lot of area. However, the price seemed too steep at $20 per person. We did get three food...More

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Reviewed January 28, 2015

Although tours were not being offered the morning we arrived from our cruise ship, gracious Mrs. Almo Ho did interrupt her work to give the two of us a tour. A very special way to learn about an important part of Hawaiii history as well...More

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