Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Chinatown Historical and Cultural Walking Tour

The Hawaii Heritage Center will be hosting a Chinatown Historical and Cultural Walking Tour every Wednesday and Friday at 9:30am. Tours give residents and visitors an opportunity to visit historic buildings, open markets, manapua (buns stuffed with sweet pork) and noodle making businesses, herb and acupunture locations and other interesting places. The tour includes gallery entry and orientation on the different ethnic groups in Hawaii. Friendly and knowledgeable guides will share their insights and stories about Chinatown and its culture.

Tours meet at 9:30am Wednesday and Friday, at 1040 Smith Street (between Hotel & King Streets), and offer additional times for groups of 20 or more. Tour cost is $10 per person. Contact Karen Motosue, Vice President (volunteer) Hawaii Heritage Center at 521-2749 for bus, parking and other information.

The Hawaii Heritage Center is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1980 to preserve and perpetuate knowledge of the history and heritage of Hawaii's unique diverse multicultural community.
Hawaii Heritage Center Historical & Cultural Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 9am-2pm, closed on state holidays.