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This museum presents the history of Cuba's sugar industry. You learn about the origin and development of the sugar cane business, including the types of tools and processes that were used, the links to slavery, and the importance of sugar to the Cuban economy. With...More
Had a tour of the museum and learned the history of sugar cane. Museum was in the process of preparing for an international meeting and thus housekeeping was in process. After touring the small museum and hearing the history. I had an opportunity to ride...More
Enjoyed my time exploring and learning the history, was cool seeing the old trains and seeing how they make the sugar cane, the sugar cane was very sweet when we were allowed to taste it. Had a great time taking a ride on the steam...More
Unfortunately the hurricane destroyed all the interpretive signs around this old sugar factory and steam engine graveyard. SO you need a guide (or a mechanical engineer) to help you understand the machinery.
Definitely worth a visit though.
The museum had it's entire roof ripped off from Irma on Sept 9, 2017. There is extensive damage. They are obviously trying to get it fixed up but it looks like it's not such a priority as some of the hotels and government buildings. It...More
A 100 year-old steam train picked us up at the Remedios train station and took us on a 20 minute ride to the museum. A few of us got to ride up in the engine with the engineer, while the rest of us rode in...More