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Museum of the History of Ponce

51-53 Calle Isabel, Ponce 00730-3721, Puerto Rico
+1 787-844-7071
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Insight to the history and relationship of Puerto Rico and the US

A well documented chronology of Puerto Rico and the city of Ponce though the Spanish colony and US... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
VikingTheSailor
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Sacramento, California
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Great way to start your tourism day

On a class roadtrip to Ponce, we made our first stop of the day here. We were greeted by the... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Yomi_Perdomo
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Puerto Rico
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Situated in a beautiful and architecturally significant building, this museum traces the city's history from pre-Columbian times to the present.
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  • Average10%
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51-53 Calle Isabel, Ponce 00730-3721, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-844-7071
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

A well documented chronology of Puerto Rico and the city of Ponce though the Spanish colony and US. Unfortunately mostly in Spanish at this time. Cultural, political and current status.

Thank VikingTheSailor
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

On a class roadtrip to Ponce, we made our first stop of the day here. We were greeted by the tourist guide who was so helpful. We received a completed interesting tour of the house/museum. Very complete history of how PR and Ponce became to...More

1  Thank Yomi_Perdomo
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

I really enjoyed the Art Deco style of the building interior. The displays are interesting also: don't miss the one out back about Morse in Puerto Rico. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We have visited this museum on several occasions and it is always a great experience. It is very organized and gives you a general history of the development of the city of Ponce. It even includes a section on geographic changes since prehistorical times. It...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

History to the max. Beautiful original house //architecture fascinating and the museum is well thought out. Divided in themes. Excellent personelll. Just ask and they will explain and give you an inside tour. Great , was really impressed with the history and beauty!!!!!

Thank Mariaai21
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

While at the Parque de Bombas the worker there told us about this place so we visited. Great museum of the history of the city of Ponce. Lots to see in display on a very old house that was restored years ago. It's just a...More

Thank reycangri609
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This is an old house in the cultural district of Ponce. It is a free attraction in a wonderfully restored house. Each room tells a story about Ponce its development and commerce. It is all in Spanish, but ask the desk for an English speaking...More

1  Thank RusPat_704
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

All in Spanish around 4-5 rooms but hey have an English brochure that explains the themes of the interesting displays. Very friendly staff. worth a short look even if you don't speak Spanish and its free

3  Thank Christopher F
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Excellent Museum. Well maintained. Everybody should visit it. Admission is free. One of the best attractions in Ponce.

1  Thank Kriziazafiro
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

I suspect you can learn everything there is to know about Ponce at the Museum of the History of Ponce. Unfortunately, all of the information is in Spanish, although there is an English brochure that gives you an overview and you don't need an interpreter...More

2  Thank ExplorationVacation
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Bettina14
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Response from Ale_Limbru | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if the people tending the museum will know about him, but there are many displays with items of/about local businesses, so you might find some more information there. I suggest you contact the museum directly.
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