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Museum of the History of Ponce

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Address: Calle Reina Isabel 51-53, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787/844-7071
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Situated in a beautiful and architecturally significant building, this...
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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We discovered a picture that we think is a family connection.

We were surprised by a picture that could be the twin to a family member of ours. It was surprising. We enjoyed the history of Ponce. It is a beautiful building of old Puerto... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were surprised by a picture that could be the twin to a family member of ours. It was surprising. We enjoyed the history of Ponce. It is a beautiful building of old Puerto Rico. We found a great local restaurant which was recommended by the docent attending the museum.

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Whitesboro, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We arrived on a weekday, and the gentlemen at the desk were very friendly, and willing to speak to us in Spanish slowly enough that we could understand. We really wanted to speak in Spanish on this trip, and sometimes, our halting attempts inspired the locals to switch to English. I appreciated his willingness to let us go on in... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 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 covers many different topics that would be of interest to most. Highly recommended.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

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

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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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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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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125 helpful votes 125 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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39 helpful votes 39 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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