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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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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usatrevor
orlando, florida53 contributions
Friends
We took a 60 minute guided tour of the museum, that included a tour guide who gave the oral history of Haiti, including the Spanish and French influences on the country, the slave trade, the sugar industry and the revolution for freedom. Though the museum is small, it's beautiful and the content of the oral history was beyond nearly any guided tour I've taken. The museum is a 60-90 minute drive outside of Port au Prince. But it's well worth it.
Written April 2, 2018
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Dear visitor, we thank you very much for your appreciation and encouraging comments on our museum. The team works very hard at giving our best to our customers, to teach them of ous history, our culture, our people. Thank you very much, and please feel very welcome to our country.
Written April 11, 2018
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rispectd
New York City, NY122 contributions
Family
Decided to visit this museum to take a look at history. It's a small museum that takes you from the time of the arawaks, colonialization and the Haitian revolution. It's a brief lesson in history. Definitely worth a visit if you are at Moulin sur mer. There's a $5 USD entrance fee per person over 12yrs old.
Written January 7, 2017
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Thank you so much for your warm review !!! Makes all our efforts worthwhile! Do come back to Haïti !
Written January 11, 2017
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Veronique L
Ottawa, Canada11 contributions
Family
A look into Haiti's past and origins, a must if you are new to Haiti. The guides a very passionate about there jobs here and i learnt a lot.
Written May 3, 2016
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TDChubb
Kourou, French Guiana6 contributions
Family
The museum is housed in a wonderful restored sugar mill, filled with antiquities enthusiastically collected by the architect who restored the building over many years. We walked up from Moulin sur Mer Hotel - it is only a couple of minutes and you get to walk through the Mill grounds and see the sculpture and avenues of palms in the extensive park.

We had an organised tour - originally we asked for French but as a group of Americans arrived just as we were about to start, we aked them to join our tour and offered to change to English - the guide was unfazed and gave us a fantastic and fascinating tour in English. He was very lively and able to respond knowledgeably to all our questions about Haitian history. After showing us all the museum and describing some of the key artefacts, the guide let us explore the museum for ourselves so we could look at the objects in more detail and read all the information boards (which are written in both English and French) at a leisurely pace.

The museum itself is not too big - you could come just for an hour or so and have a nice trip, but there is so much detail to get easily and happily lost in for several hours if you wish! The collection is a fascinating mix of objects, and family, local, and national history. The section on the revolution is well worth taking time over if you don't know about this period of Haiti's history, but my favourite display was that which covered Haitian 'Voodoo': get ready to have every myth about voodoo shattered, find out what voodoo really is and means, where it comes from, and what it means for people in Haiti today.
Written February 1, 2016
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Dear visitor, Thank you very much for your extensive and enthousiastic review... Our guide Lindsay will be happy to see how appreciative the visitors are of his efforts and his passion for his Haitian history. Thank you also for your appreciation of Mr. Fombrun's work in putting up this museum and sharing his collection with the world, so as to make the memory of Haiti shine, both for Haitians and visitors. Haiti's revolution and self-attained independance from slavery and colonialism marked the history of humanity and of the world. Thank you!
Written March 1, 2016
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Findad1
Ottawa, Canada52 contributions
Couples
A well run museum with interesting exhibits chronicling slavery and the sugar cane industry in Haiti. Good tour guide knowledge and attention to guests
Written February 8, 2015
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Ladydi427
2 contributions
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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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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