What's in store at the Sugar Museum gift shop.

The Plantation Store gift shop is situated inside the Sugar Museum in what was once the private kitchen of a plantation superintendent's home. It offers made in Hawaii gifts and souvenirs, including our most popular items — real Hawaiian sugar cane stalks and sticks and coffee — ready to take home. You'll also find books and DVD's on Hawaii's history and culture, with an emphasis on sugar's history and plantation life. There are children's books of Hawaiian stories and activities, and t-shirts and hats exclusively designed for the Sugar Museum inspired by the sugar mill and Maui's multi-ethnic plantation roots.

If you would like to purchase any of the specialty coffee, books or DVD's on this page, or any item in our gift shop, please email us with your contact information and what you would like to purchase, and we will call you to make a secure phone order.

You may visit the museum gift shop any time without paying museum admission. For admission to the museum, directions and hours, please click HERE.


Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
Revised 2018

From Cane To SugarTake a tour of what was once Hawaiʻi's largest and last sugar mill.  Follow the sugar production process and get a closer look at the massive cane hauling trucks, see how cane was loaded at the mill, and follow the process of extracting juice from cane and crystallizing it into sugar. This best-selling DVD plays in the Sugar Museum for visitors and can be purchased in the gift shop. Since Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company ceased sugar production in 2016, this is as close as most people will come to an actual tour.

Kaiko’o Productions

Kahului Railroad StoriesThe Kahului Railroad, first in the kingdom and last in the state of Hawaiʻi, operated for nearly ninety years from 1879 until 1966. The Kahului Railroad days are some of the most fascinating, colorful times in Hawaiian history. See railroad workers and friends whose lives were touched by the industry. The "talk story" conversations with old timers who lived the railroad life and the historical photographs tell an interesting story. The charisma, uniqueness and authenticity of the local personalities is exceptional. Kahului Railroad Stories captures wonderful real life stories from Maui's history that were nearly lost forever.


FROM KING CANE TO THE LAST SUGAR MILL: Agricultural Technology and the Making of Hawaii's Premiere Crop
Allan C. Jones & Robert V. Osgood
University of Hawaii Press, 2015
From King Cane to the Last Sugar MillThis book focuses on the technological and scientific advances that allowed Hawaii's sugar industry to become a world leader and Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) to survive into the twenty first century.
Hardback, 288 pages, $45.00


The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and their Quest for Olympic Glory

Julie Checkoway
Hachette, 2015
The Three Year Swim ClubIn 1937 a schoolteacher on the island of Maui challenged a group of poverty-stricken sugar plantation kids to swim upstream against the current of their circumstance. The goal? To become Olympians.
Hardback, 437 pages, $45.00 (coming soon in paperback!)



Three Generations of Camp Life Puunene, Maui, Hawaii
Donald Y. Yamasaki
D&S Publishing Company, 2013
Issei Nisei SanseiThis comprehensive look at the Puunene Sugar Plantation Camps is from the viewpoint of Japanese laborers who left their homeland in search of a better life. Not only is it an important historical document, but it is also a nostalgic look back at the home life, customs, and even culinary traditions of the proud, determined people set on providing a future of hope for their children.
Paperback, 303 pages, $19.95



We also carry an assortment of plantation themed magnets, keychains, patches and pins.  Satisfy your craving for something sweet or salty with our locally produced cookies, Wow Wee candy bars, coconut candy, macnut brittle and irresistible Humpbacks. We also carry beef jerky from local cattle, roasted Macadamia nuts, and a variety of sauces, spices, jams and jellies.

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