The Museum of the history of Ponce was originally the historic Salazar-Candal House built in 1911. It was commissioned by Dr. Guillermo Salazar Palau, and designed by architect Blas Silva Boucher. The house has two architectural styles that stand out: the neoclassical and Moorish. Acquired by the Municipality of Ponce in the 1980’s and its purpose was to convert it into a History Museum of Ponce. It was inaugurated in 1992 to mark the 300 hundred years of the founding of the municipality of Ponce. The museum portrays the city’s ecology, history, economy, architecture, government, amongst other interesting things.
Address: Ponce Historic Zone: Calle Isabel # 53, in the corner with Calle Mayor.
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WWcMqwHBoyy
Telephone: (787) 844-7071
Business Hours: Tuesday through Sunday
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For tours in English and Spanish reservations are required.