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Acapulco Historical Museum

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This local history museum is located in Acapulco's famed Fort of San Diego.
Calle Hornitos, Acapulco, Mexico
+52 744 482 3828
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Reviewed yesterday

The history of Acapulco is very interesting. The Stars of the Stars have all been to Acapulco. The local history will amaze you. This is worth visiting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Classical fort design of the time. Excellent source of history: early colonialism, protecting capitol from piracy, and view is amazing. Many other places to tour and go see close by.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Erich M
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Most people don't realize what a long history that Acapulco has, I'm not talking about when Hollywood arrived but going back to conquistadors and sea trade with China via Manilla on wooden ships and an era of pirates and forts. It has a colorful history...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elysee8th
Reviewed February 27, 2018

This museum offered very excellent insight and knowledge that we never knew. Fantastic displays of early success with trade partners from the East going back to 1450 to 1600. The inhabitants were trading with Japan and China when the USA was discovered!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 345bcd
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

a great history lesson in an hr. air conditioned, well laid out bays. really aurthentic stuff from the spanish visits. go with someone who knows the place and then its more interesting a good afternoon outing.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank acimmortal
Reviewed May 17, 2017

The fort was built to protect the ships that went back and forth to the Filippines for over 300 years to protect them from pirates, etc. The trade between Asia and Mexico was spectacular. Mexico sent a lot of gold, silver, corn, beans, chiles and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank maguey
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Ok maybe its just because I am a bit of a history buff, but every museum in Acapulco is so proud to display their history. It seem really well captured in this area and is displayed in such an interesting manner. I can't rave enough...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank Charles C
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I live in the east bay of Northern California by San Francisco and we have great museums that take hours to go through. But this museum is small and quaint and our guide, Elvira, made our tour fun and interesting by pointing out special features...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Karleen B
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Took some out of town friends. They like history so they really enjoyed. The views are wonderful in all directions.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank DPNA
Reviewed November 11, 2016

The old fort is very well maintained and steep in history through hundreds of years with all information in Spanish and English. Very impressive

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Stuart F
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