The Kilohana Experience

Today, Kilohana Plantation celebrates the Plantation Era through the preservation of the historic home, and the maintenance of the grounds and cottages. Within the 16,000 square foot mansion visitors will discover shops offering fine art, crafts and collectables from Hawaii, as well as award-winning dining at Gaylord’s Restaurant. The original public spaces are filled with notable Hawaiian antiques, paintings, and carpet all reflecting the lifestyle of a bygone era for visitors to enjoy today.



Daily horse-drawn carriage rides around the formal grounds offer a slow paced, narrated view of life in the days of sugar, and ongoing special events provide for entertainment, luau, and theme gatherings for a wide range of occasions.





The Kauai Plantation Railway recreates the sugar trains which once crisscrossed the Island in the days of steam engines. The 2.5 mile train ride will take passengers through a 70 acre plantation, where they can view exotic crops, enjoy views not seen from public highways, and learn of the history and future of tropical agriculture in Hawaii.

The future of Kilohana Plantation is in the preservation of Kauai’s past – a place separate in time, where visitors can experience the Hawaii of days gone by. Since reopening as a visitor attraction in 1986 Kilohana Plantation has provided its many visitors with something quite special – a glimpse of Kauai’s past.