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Museum of the History of Ponce

Calle Reina Isabel 51-53, Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #11 of 22 attractions in Ponce
Type: History Museums
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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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Portland, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This museum is generally informative and is in a beautiful little house in town. It is only in Spanish so if you don't know the language it will be challenging. I went once before a few years ago and we were lucky enough to be able to get a tour with an English speaker. It made all the difference in... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you know Spanish and can easily read it, this museum is marginal at best. I myself am the only member of my family who understands and can speak Spanish. When we walked in we realized that everything was in Spanish! While the people at the front desk give you an English guide pamphlet, it does not thoroughly explain what... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Detailed explanations, wide selection of PR artists. The rest of the collection is mostly kinds of things you've seen other and better of, but the PR section is well worth a close look.

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Hollywood, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

In a relatively compact space the museum presents a thorough and exhaustive history of Ponce. Puerto Rico second city was a hot bed of activism during Spanish and US dominance. My one wish was there was more English interpretations of displays because understand only a moderate Almont of Spanish.

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

An excellent display of local history by topics - discovery, education, medicine, culture, etc. Well worth a visit.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We toured downtown Ponce and learned all about the history of the many historical buildings and parks.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I never thought that such a small place had so many interesting information! Miguel was very attentive from the beginning and Ronald give us an excellent tour on the rest of the other museums, we were very impressed with his rich knowledge about history! The memorial of Barrio Mameyes was so impressive and sentimental. The house have a lot of... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I'm not sure I can add much more detail to the "excellent" reviews already posted.....but I so thoroughly enjoyed my time at this excellent museum that I felt compelled to reiterate its praises. The staff could not have been more welcoming...nor more helpful in answering the several questions I had. I found it a most fascinating and insightful overview of... More

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