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Museum of the History of Ponce

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The history of the city from founding to near present

A small museum packed with exhibits and with a very informed docent who will describe everything... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
New York City, New York
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
Sacramento, California
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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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51-53 Calle Isabel, Ponce 00730-3721, Puerto Rico
+1 787-844-7071
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

A small museum packed with exhibits and with a very informed docent who will describe everything. It's worth a stop.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank VikingTheSailor
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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Yomi_Perdomo
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank patisson
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JuanJNolla
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!!!!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mariaai21
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank reycangri609
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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank RusPat_704
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

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Kriziazafiro
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16 January 2016|
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.