Hana Hou New England Tour

A Special Journey

for Hawaiʻi Pastors & Leaders

October 19-26, 2019

Over the last several years, Hawaiʻi has been the focus of several Hana Hou History Tours, with mainlanders visiting the islands to learn about God’s amazing story here. Now, it’s time for Hawaiʻi pastors and leaders to experience firsthand the New England side of their story – from ʻŌpūkahaʻia and Hopu, to Edwin Dwight and Samuel Mills, to Park Street Church and the Thaddeus Missionary Team.

During the beautiful peak week of fall colors in New England, we will travel together for six days through four states, visiting a dozen communities to take in spiritual history. We’ll see the bustling streets of Boston, stroll the hills of Cornwall, take in the spires of New Haven, and enjoy many little historic picturesque towns throughout the northeast. Key places from the familiar New England side of the story like Connecticut Hall at Yale University, the site of the Foreign Mission School and the Cornwall graveyard where ʻŌpūkahaʻia was orginally buried will be visited. And, since we are nearby, we’ll also stop in at Plymouth Rock! It all adds up to a spiritual history trip of a lifetime!

The Tour registration deadline has passed and is now closed.

The Tour

Saturday, October 19

Fly from Hawaiʻi to Boston, Massachusetts.


Sunday, October 20

We’ll join the Park Street Church congregation in Boston for a time of celebration where the

first missionary team sent to Hawaiʻi was commissioned. 


Monday, October 21

We will spend this day in Litchfield County, Connecticut to see where ʻŌpūkahaʻia was baptized

and where he and Hopu attended the Foreign Mission School, view the home where ʻŌpūkahaʻia

went to Heaven and the graveyard where he was buried, among other key sites. 


Tuesday, October 22

The first portion of this day will be spent in New Haven, CT at Yale University, where ʻŌpūkahaʻia was found weeping by Edwin Dwight, and at Grove Street Cemetary where you’ll encounter familiar

names like Brintnall, Dwight, Beecher and Bingham. Mid-Afternoon: a visit to Plymouth Rock. 


Wednesday, October 23

We will participate with others from Hawaiʻi and the New England area in the Bicentennial

Celebration of the departure of the brig Thaddeus from Boston Harbor. 


Thursday, October 24

This day will be spent north of Boston and in Hollis, New Hampshire to experience  locations where ʻŌpūkahaʻia gave his life to Jesus and attended school.


Friday, Ocotber 25

Our last day will be spent in Newbury Port and Salem, MA taking in sites revolving around

Samuel Mills, revialist George Whitefield and the Peabody Museum. A special celebratory

seafood dinner together in Boston will close out our tour.


Saturday, October 26

Fly home from Boston to Hawaiʻi.


**Schedule subject to change**


Your Tour Hosts & Guides

Chris Cook 

A resident of Kauaʻi, Chris is the author of over 15 books, including The Providential Life & Heritage of Henry Obookiah, the first from his own publishing house, Paʻa Studios. He is a veteran journalist and one of the leading historians on Hawaiian Christian history. Chris will serve on the tour as a guide and historian.

Dave & Cheryl Buehring

Former Kona residents who worked with YWAM as Hawaiʻi youth leaders, Dave & Cheryl currently reside in Franklin, Tennessee. Dave serves as a pastor, speaker, author and advisor, while leading the Lionshare Leadership Group. Cheryl is known as the Kona Coffee Artist, using the medium of Kona Coffee to paint beautiful works of art. Together they will serve as hosts and guides on the tour.

George & Debbie Kehoe

Residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Kehoe's participated in the 2017 Hana Hou History Tour on the Big Island. George is a business leader in the food services industry, and Debbie provides leadership in her community combatting youth drug use. Both faithfully serve at their home church, North Way Christian Community, and on the tour will serve as hosts and administrators. 

Cost & Registration Information

The Tour registration deadline has passed and is now closed.

Ground fees for the tour are $1,250 per person, which covers: seven hotel nights, breakfast each morning, ground transportation throughout the region via bus/vans, your tour set-up and the guiding of the tour.


You will need to book your own flight to arrive in Boston on Saturday, October 19 and return on Saturday, October 26. Should you desire to arrive or depart on different dates, you will be responsible for your housing and transportation on those days.


It is recommended that you budget for and bring $75-$100 a day with you for meals/snacks/souvenirs.


If you want to secure your spot on the Hana Hour New England Tour you can register below and pay your $625 deposit (of which $300 is non-refundable) to cover your ground fees. Your second payment of $625 can be paid anytime,  and is due no later than September 3rd (45 days out from the tour).


PLEASE NOTE: Your place on this tour is reserved only when you have registered below and paid your deposit. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email from us within a week with more details to help you prepare for your trip. 

Tour Registration & Payments

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