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Museum of the History of Ponce

51-53 Calle Isabel, Ponce 00730-3721, Puerto Rico
+1 787-844-7071
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Went for special Miguel Poa exhibit

This is an old house in the cultural district of Ponce. It is a free attraction in a wonderfully... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Juan, Puerto Rico
via mobile
local history

All in Spanish around 4-5 rooms but hey have an English brochure that explains the themes of the... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Christopher F
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Situated in a beautiful and architecturally significant building, this museum traces the city's history from pre-Columbian times to the present.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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51-53 Calle Isabel, Ponce 00730-3721, Puerto Rico
+1 787-844-7071

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an old house in the cultural district of Ponce. It is a free attraction in a wonderfully restored house. Each room tells a story about Ponce its development and commerce. It is all in Spanish, but ask the desk for an English speaking...More

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 8 May 2017

All in Spanish around 4-5 rooms but hey have an English brochure that explains the themes of the interesting displays. Very friendly staff. worth a short look even if you don't speak Spanish and its free

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Excellent Museum. Well maintained. Everybody should visit it. Admission is free. One of the best attractions in Ponce.

Thank Kriziazafiro
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I suspect you can learn everything there is to know about Ponce at the Museum of the History of Ponce. Unfortunately, all of the information is in Spanish, although there is an English brochure that gives you an overview and you don't need an interpreter...More

Thank ExplorationVacation
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Displays were primarily in Spanish, but there were a few English bits and there were quite a few rooms to walk through. Free admission, open everyday (I believe). Most Ponce museums are closed on Tuesday, but this one isn't. Interesting, and worth a visit, but...More

Thank Talia Z
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Make sure if you visit one museum in Ponce it is this one! We learned more about the city and its history during our visit than we had in anything we had read the previous week. Best part? It's in an historic mansion and you...More

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 10 November 2016

TA said this was open at 9 am. Got there at 9:45. Sign for hours of operation said 10 am to 4:30 pm. Waited until 10:30 and no one showed up to open the place. Looked nice from the outside, but we wanted to see...More

Thank Bilmo
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Beautiful antique structure, were you can travel through Ponce's history, from the taínos to modern times.

1  Thank exploraboricua
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This Museum is located at the house of the Candal Salazar Family.It near the Ponce Plaza and at Isabel St.,where significant front old mansion facades can be seen.

1  Thank Rosendo M
Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you are interested in the history of Ponce, then it's a great stop on your tour. The museum is housed in a beautiful building (air-conditioned). It is walking distance from the main plaza and hotels in the town center. The museum has several different...More

1  Thank Gina M
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My grandfather was Johann Gustav Knust and he owned a handkerchief factory in or near Ponce and made his home in that city during the 1920s through the 1940s. I would like to know about his factory, home and what Ponce was like during that time. Thank you, Tina Knust Beer
16 January 2016|
Response from Ale_Limbru | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if the people tending the museum will know about him, but there are many displays with items of/about local businesses, so you might find some more information there. I suggest you contact the museum directly.