Bay of Pigs Museum
Bay of Pigs Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We are excited to begin Saturday openings. We are now open the first and last Saturday of the month.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • CasandraTP
    Sydney, Australia3,189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do when coming to Miami
    Situated in little Havana, this museum is a must do especially if you do not know much about what happened in Cuba. From the minute you walk in you are welcomed by friendly informative staff. We booked a tour in advance online. We watched a short film about the events that occurred at the bay of pigs and at the end we met someone who was actually there Carlos and we were able to ask questions about anything. It was amazing to get first hand knowledge. I just wish we allowed more time. The museum is free, but do leave a donation at the end to help with the new extensions they are planning.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Valerie H
    Atlanta, Georgia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you love history, you'll love this Meseum
    The day I stopped by, there were several veterans at the Meseum. Watching the short documentary, hearing the vets' stories, and a guided tour from the meseum historian brought history to life. If you like history, this should be a stop on your list.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 September 2023
  • kresimir l
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Higly recommended even if you do not like history.
    Excellent and detailed insight into one of the 20th century most controversial and most famous invasions. Definitely worth visiting especialy for history lovers. Very helpful and knownledgble tour guides. You may see and feel what realy happened, why did it happen, what was supposed to happend and how all endes.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
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Philip
Birmingham, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a fantastic little museum which is an absolute must see when you take in Little Havana.

On arrival we were greeted by a staff member who took us through the exhibits and talked through the history of the Bay of Pigs invasion - right from Cuba's fight for independence from foreign rule in the late 1800s, its prosperity as a republic through to the late 1950s, and the coup d'état which ultimately paved the way for Castro to usurp power.

We learned a huge amount about Cuba as a whole and the tragically unsuccessful Bay of Pigs landing, all thanks to the informative exhibits and especially the enthusiasm of the staff, who were open to all the questions we had and were passionate about sharing Cuba's history with us as visitors from the UK.
Written 21 May 2024
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corderoom
127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A must-see museum when visiting Miami and Calle 8 for sure - We all should visit it for a couple of reasons. First, it helps us understand Cuban history and culture that is so embedded in Miami. In addition to opening our eyes to a historic event and how we have been blindsided by half-baked storylines. The staff is amazing, friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming to all.

As of February 2024, the museum is at a temporary location while they build a new facility. Nevertheless, the experience was profound and I left the museum satisfied. The smaller location does not affect the significance of the events and you will be glad you visit them. The visit is free of charge, but you can show your appreciation with donations on your way out if you prefer.

In the museum, you can enjoy artifacts of the time linked to Bay of Pigs events. Photos are welcome, but I was enjoying my visit so much I forgot to take pictures. When you enter, you will be welcomed by a Staff member and he or she will be happy to show you a 20-minute video and then tell you about the events. This personal interaction enhances the visit one hundred times.

Plan to spend at least 1 hour

This museum deserves more attention
Written 26 February 2024
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STACEY D
Frisco, TX4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Very informative and liked meeting actual people who were there and gave a really good history of the event that took place.
Written 16 January 2024
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james b
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Excellent staff with great knowledge of the war against Castro.
Interesting exhibits and related items that can be purchased.
Written 4 January 2024
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kresimir l
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Excellent and detailed insight into one of the 20th century most controversial and most famous invasions. Definitely worth visiting especialy for history lovers. Very helpful and knownledgble tour guides. You may see and feel what realy happened, why did it happen, what was supposed to happend and how all endes.
Written 28 October 2023
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calu95
Miami, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
PHENOMENAL! I spent two hours learning about a fascinating part of history from people who were truly passionate about it. The staff was genuine, intelligent, and accommodating. I am excited to see their new building once it's complete! I recommend this museum to ANYONE who appreciates history or who wants to learn more about Cuba.

¡FENOMENAL! Pasé dos horas aprendiendo sobre una parte fascinante de la historia de la mano de personas realmente apasionadas por ella. El personal era genuino, inteligente y servicial. ¡Estoy emocionado de ver su nuevo edificio una vez que esté terminado! Recomiendo este museo a CUALQUIER persona que aprecie la historia o quiera aprender más sobre Cuba.
Written 24 October 2023
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Valerie H
Atlanta, GA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The day I stopped by, there were several veterans at the Meseum. Watching the short documentary, hearing the vets' stories, and a guided tour from the meseum historian brought history to life. If you like history, this should be a stop on your list.
Written 24 September 2023
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Eitan G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Very informative and the staff was great! Highly recommend for anyone hoping to learn more about the Bay of Pigs.
Written 1 September 2023
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Dave B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a terrific little museum in the Cuban neighborhood of Miami. I took my teenage daughters so they could learn about the history of Cuba and the many Cuban Americans who fled Communism to find a better life in the United States. The staff are incredibly friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. I've visited twice now and both times I had the honor of meeting actual veterans of the conflict and hearing their stories of their fight to liberate that imprisoned island and their imprisonment in Cuba afterward. Next time you're in Miami, budget a couple of hours and make sure to stop by. If you're a student of history, you'll be glad you did.
Written 20 August 2023
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CasandraTP
Sydney, Australia3,189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Situated in little Havana, this museum is a must do especially if you do not know much about what happened in Cuba. From the minute you walk in you are welcomed by friendly informative staff. We booked a tour in advance online. We watched a short film about the events that occurred at the bay of pigs and at the end we met someone who was actually there Carlos and we were able to ask questions about anything. It was amazing to get first hand knowledge. I just wish we allowed more time. The museum is free, but do leave a donation at the end to help with the new extensions they are planning.
Written 20 July 2023
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