Museum Ogier-Fombrun

Museum Ogier-Fombrun, Montrouis: Hours, Address, Museum Ogier-Fombrun Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum Ogier-Fombrun
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Ogier-Fombrun Museum will greet you with stories dating from the pre-colombian indian era to colonial times of 1794, when Haiti used to be the largest producer of sugar in the Caribbean.The property is an authentic sugar cane plantation whose ruins were totally recovered by the work of Architect Gerard Fombrun during more than 35 years of personal involvement. The authentic stone aqueduct which still exists, continues to run water to a gigantic 20 feet wooden wheel which was used to extract the juice from the cane.The "Etuve", which was used to heat up the "melasse", still exists and is reminiscent of a rich past.
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Rich P
Ottawa, Canada150 contributions
Couples
We really enjoyed our tour of the museum which had both Haitian history going back to Christopher Columbus and then the revolution. And of the sugar industry.

Would also recommend visiting the gift shop (which is air conditioned:)

Written November 26, 2021
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Ladydi427
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Couples
Grounds were beautiful and well kept.. I didn't get to visit the museum, because it's closed on Sundays..
Still there are many vestiges from to past on display on the grounds ( old sugar canes mill, antique carriage, beautiful statues), that offer many opportunities for beautiful photos, while giving you a glimpse of what a grandiose plantation this was back then..
Written May 12, 2019
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sandra s
78 contributions
Solo
Came here solo, didn’t have a guide, but I read everything and loved all the structures. Would love to go back with a tour guide next time!
Written April 6, 2019
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adksgirl
New Jersey67 contributions
Friends
A small but historically significant museum. The property is lovely and the inside is packed with history and artifacts. It was one of my favorite excursions.
Written March 20, 2019
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cstocker
Atlanta, GA651 contributions
Friends
Our group thoroughly enjoyed our time at the museum. We had an English speaking guide and she was extremely passionate about Haitian history. There are wonderful artifacts, photos, and art. The beautiful grounds surrounding the museum are lovely including the two peacocks. This is a must see if you’re in this part of Haiti.
Written June 8, 2018
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Dear customer, Thank you for your visit and appreciation. The property is an authentic sugar cane plantation whose ruins were totally recovered by the work of late Gerard Fombrun, famous Haitian architect who dedicated over 35 years of his life to restore them, moved by a patriotic desire to contribute to the conservation of national and historical heritage This magnificent estate was built in 1760 by the French colonist Guillaume OGIER and abandoned in 1799 during the revolution. The main building, once used to process sugarcane, now houses the Ogier Fombrun Museum. Within the renovated halls, a vast collection of authentic historical objects narrate Haiti’s history and of how it became the nation it is today. The Museum is a place of remembrance and recognition, honoring the extraordinary history of a nation and its heroes, these brave men and women who fought for the abolition of slavery and the quest for Freedom for other nations. We're looking forward to your next visit A bientôt, Rebecca
Written August 27, 2018
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Caprystar
Marietta, GA103 contributions
Family
The museum sits on a couple of acres and is actually not very big. However the exhibit more than makes up for that. It features some incredible artifacts and gives you an inside look into how that part of the world was shaped by the actions of different individuals and eventually countries.
Written May 27, 2018
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Mélanie B
Montreal, Canada38 contributions
Friends
We visited this museum that is less than 15 minutes away from the Royal Decameron hotel and it was great. You will learn a lot about the history of Haiti. It contains beautiful artifacts and is very well kept.
Written May 22, 2018
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_morinashford
Seattle, WA3 contributions
Solo
When you enter the domain of Moulin Sur Mer, the mangnificent building housing the Ogier Fombrun Museum is one of a kind. Surrounded by lush gardens, lakes and sculptures, the Museum tells the story of a resilient country which has fought to become a free country
Written April 24, 2018
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Milliejag
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Friends
The Ogier Fombrun museum is a place of memory and recognition, honoring the extraordinary history of a nation and its heroes, those brave men and women who fought for the abolition of slavery and the quest for freedom for other nations.
During our guided visit, we had the pleasure to meet with the Director Mireille Fombrun: such a nice person. Her love for culture is unbelievable. You can t find better tour guide
Written April 24, 2018
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Shea R
2 contributions
Friends
Katia was the best host. She took her time to answer our questions and even joked around with us. I definitely recommend!
Written April 10, 2018
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Thank you very much for your positive response!!! we will surely let Cathia know; she is a great worker, and a great Haitian woman!!! Welcome back!
Written April 11, 2018
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM