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Bay of Pigs Museum

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Address: 1821 SW 9th Street, at SW 18th Avenue, Miami, FL
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A small museum devoted to the brave men and women who fought in the Bay of Pigs

This visit gave me a desire to learn more. I had forgotten this page of history.....I know I had studied it in school, but now, having visited this place, I need to do more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon L
Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visit gave me a desire to learn more. I had forgotten this page of history.....I know I had studied it in school, but now, having visited this place, I need to do more research. I thought, at first, that it wasn't open, because the front gates were locked. It turns out that I had to enter from the side... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

A small museum. No cover to enter. A little one sided. The museum host was friendly and very knowledgable.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Place is small. Has clean bathrooms. It's free but you can make donations. It's laid back. There's parking on the street. There's also a lot next to it and I did the New York thing and parked there. The museum is a few blocks from where all the main action is and located off 8th street by one block.

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Where else does one have a chance to spend one on one time with actual participants in the Bay of Pigs invasion? Our amazing guide had been captured by the Cubans during the invasion and spent two years in a Cuban jail. I would recommend this visit to anyone. Admission is by donation and parking is easy and free.

2 Thank Guerriere
Little Rock, Arkansas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I found very little information in an easily digestible format. First room was just a bunch of books and some unlabeled flags on the counter. Second room was covered with pictures of the modern day survivors (not historic) and some cool CIA documents, but with little to documentation to understand. Not set up for tourists.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

Such a desolate place and a strange choice to land the invading party. The museum is well set up and the photos of those Cubans who died are displayed as a reminder of the event.

Thank SheryleMoon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

I was charmed by this museum, not because of the content, but because we were greeted by one of the founders of the museum and a participant at the Bay of Pigs invasion.His passion and knowledge really got to me. I admired his desire to pass on his experiences and knowledge.

1 Thank Stephen P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I were with a tour group that stayed 5 days in Miami. We went here as a group and were given a talk/overview by a veteran who had served. The talk was worthwhile and informative. There are lots of things on display to look at as well. The Memorial is tiny; but if you can find it,... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015

Just by chance looking at our GPS before going to Key Biscayne, we discovered that we were about two minutes away from this museum and thought we would have a look. It became one of the highlights of my life very quickly, as upon entering my wife and I discovered that the individuals staffing the museum were actually Cubans (now... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2014

The museum itself is a Veteran's Hall for members of the Actual CIA-trained Brigade members who were sent to Cuba and who were defeated in the Bay of Pigs. While visiting, I met a radio operator who was in the invasion. Another man there authored a book titled, "After the Bay of Pigs." His mother negotiated with Fidel Castro for... More 

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