The Honolulu House Museum will open for the 2020 season on Saturday, Sept 5. The opening had been delayed from April due to coronavirus concerns.
The museum at 107 N. Kalamazoo Ave. will be open from noon to 4 p.m. weekends only. Adult admission for a tour of the museum is $8. There is no charge for children under age 12 and under.
Tours will be limited to eight people. Masks will be required. Social distancing will be expected. Hand sanitizer will be available. Credit card payments are encouraged.
The Honolulu House Museum stands at the heart of Marshall’s National Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic American Buildings Survey. The house was built in 1860 for a former U.S. consul to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands. Constructed of Marshall sandstone, the building is a wonderful blend of Italianate, Gothic Revival and Polynesian architecture.
The Marshall Historical Society has restored the building’s interior to its 1880s elegance that features decorative wall and ceiling paintings. A replica of the 1880s fence was installed in 2013 in front of the building. The Honolulu House is the headquarters of the Marshall Historical Society which has operated the building as a house museum since 1962.
Tickets and more information are available at www.marshallhistoricalsociety.org.