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Museum of the History of Ponce

Address: Calle Reina Isabel 51-53, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787/844-7071
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Ranked #10 of 20 Attractions in Ponce
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Situated in a beautiful and architecturally significant building, this museum traces the city's...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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 a very enthusiatic young lady who spoke with passion and pride in her voice when... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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154 reviews 154 reviews
85 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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.

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Georgia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 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 great restaurant around the corner. It's free to get in so be sure to stop... More 

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Wolfsburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 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 the front desk offered us a guided tour because at that time we were the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 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.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 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 broken english.

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JC, NJ
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 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.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 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 to read in Spanish. The people who work there are super friendly. After we toured... More 

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

You can take your time going through the rooms of this architecturally important building, and each room houses artifacts important to the history of Ponce. Well worth an hour of your time.

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Whitestone, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Coming from NY, expecting similar features I guess. It was very different, small quaint homes, personnel was friendly and very informative. Although I can read Spanish, would have like to have seen the translation in English as well, my Spanish is the best so reading it in English could have helped.

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