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Museum of the History of Ponce

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Amazing old building, all the displays are in Spanish

The museum is very simple but it is worth going to see the amazing old building it is housed in... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2016
Nova Scotia
Day trip to Ponce

The museum is very cool! It covers the entire history of Ponce, which is a lot because it was... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2016
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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 17 March 2016

The museum is very simple but it is worth going to see the amazing old building it is housed in! Apparently it was built to be a doctors office and home. Incredible woodwork, stain glass windows and tile work.

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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

The museum is very cool! It covers the entire history of Ponce, which is a lot because it was founded in 1692. The staff is very friendly. The museum is only in Spanish, but enjoyable for the non-Spanish speaker. It would be nice if there...More

1  Thank MBush1992
Reviewed 27 February 2016

A few rooms. One has topographical maps of the area, some stuff about an aqueduct, and another has a photo of the aftermath of an earthquake. Very obscure stuff and not enlightening about the history of Ponce. Free.

1  Thank ingrid c
Reviewed 15 February 2016

It's a museum with the history of Ponce. I like history. There's also a section with the Mameyes history.

1  Thank Ricardo D
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This museum comes with a guide to help you understand the history inside this museum. It isn't a big museum but you will learn a lot.

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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum if you want to know the history of Ponce. It was very interesting with a lot of details. I would recommend that you go with enough time if you want to see and read everything coz even is small it...More

Thank Nazly L
Reviewed 6 January 2016

There are a lot of museum in Ponce, that are for free. The guide nows a lot of the history of the town. It is short walk from the main square . Highly recommend if you visit the town. There are a lot of others...More

Thank María L
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The museum is small and free. It focuses on local history that would be of little interest to most people, other than maybe to see how people lived 100 years ago. It is definitively worth visiting if you are in Ponce, if only to see...More

Thank Ale_Limbru
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

It is a blessing that the Doctor's beautiful gift to his wife now houses the history of Ponce. The mansion is magnificent and is worth a visit itself. The museum staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The place itself is nicely categorized by eras and...More

Thank Khufu8
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We wereparked by the Museum of music. It was closed so we walked and found the museum of history. It appeared closed. A man outside told us they were opening in a few minutes. We started taking pictures when Ronald opened the door, greeted us...More

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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.