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Museum of the History of Ponce

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Better view of the history of Ponce

Great museum just a short walk from the main square in a beautiful house. It is filled with good... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2015
Jan D
Saint Charles, Missouri
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The museum had some very interesting history of the city and island. Ponce is one of the main... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2015
George T
Fort Worth, Texas
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 November 2012

We came upon this museum quite by accident. Initially, we thought it would be a great way to kill a couple of hours from the searing heat. In actuality, it was a wonderful trip through history. We had a personal tour in English and at...More

3  Thank Laurie_loves_gators
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The museum is exactly that, the history of Ponce. If you are interested in learning about the history of the city, this is a great place to visit. It only takes less than an hour, but have interesting facts about how the city of Ponce...More

1  Thank emelinammr
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Reviewed 11 February 2015

Great museum just a short walk from the main square in a beautiful house. It is filled with good visual displays in multiple rooms depicting the history, culture, and settlement of Ponce mostly in Spanish. However, we were given pamphlets in English which helped. It...More

1  Thank Jan D
Reviewed 4 February 2015

The museum had some very interesting history of the city and island. Ponce is one of the main attractions for any history buff.

Thank George T
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

Although a number of these small museums dont shout out to be visited ( as they look like very nice homes from the outside) most have a person in a type of uniform stood in the doorway so just ask. We were shown around by...More

Thank Trebor5417
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I really thought it would be more than rum in the history of Ponce! The city is nice and interesting as well as the firestation, but as for museums it is really not that interesting. San Juan has much more to offer.

Thank FranciscoKuri
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Special thanks to Ronald, who was an amazing guide and excited to tell me everything about his hometown. Ponce is full of a lot of history and culture, from the mudslide to Carnival, and I enjoyed learning all about it here. Ronald also recommended a...More

Thank thejetsettergirl
Reviewed 6 December 2014

We were in Ponce for 2 days and visited this museum. It is located in a historic, beautiful building from 1911. The museum interior is set up very nicely with lots of illustrations, photos and everything is well organized in different rooms. The man at...More

1  Thank Reisefan_2705
Reviewed 27 November 2014

Well laid out museum. We were surprised by the number of rooms in the museum. I'm glad I finally had a chance to visit. Museum was worth a visit. However, unlike other museums, I see no need to return to this one.

Thank restrapo
Reviewed 17 November 2014

OK, but I thought that I was going to see more artifacts, relics of ancient residents of the island. Too much time was spent on one particular artist, a photographer, and not enough on historical paintings. The docent's descriptions were very interesting, but spoke with...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 12 November 2014

I learned stuff here that I never knew. It's awesome to see how Puerto Rico has evolved. This is a definite must and there is no fee to go.

Thank Paulina M
Reviewed 21 September 2014

I really enjoyed this museum. We had the option of an English speaking tour guide which we declined. The plaques are solely written in Spanish so you need the tour guide if you want to see what they say, or you need to be able...More

1  Thank diverlisa197
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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.