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“If you care about Culebra - Visit the museum”
Review of Museum of History

Museum of History
Ranked #13 of 30 things to do in Culebra
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

It's a bit off the beaten path, although you'll see signs directing you there. It's certainly worth the trip if you are interested in island history.

Built in a refurbished 1905 stone building, the museum is very well done. There are artifacts and displays showing the islands history, but the most engaging story is told in the video they show. It's quite long (about 45 minutes) and you may not sit through the whole thing, but it tells the story of the old days through the time when the US Navy took over the island and up until the present day. Most of the speaking is from elderly island natives and each has a remarkable story.

After all of the great beaches, guest houses, restaurants, and fun, take an hour or two to get some insight on the history of the unique island of Culebra. It will be time well spent.

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Reviewed 31 October 2012 via mobile

Stopped here on our last day in Culebra. Very informative and a great value ($1 entrance fee). Learned a lot about the history of the island.

Thank RedJenM
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

We really wanted to go to this museum, but it was not open on Saturday at 2:30pm when the posted hours were until 3pm on Saturday.

Thank AstaNYC
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Wonderful way to end our trip to the island. I would highly recommend anyone travelling to Culebra to make time to see the museum... It was definitely eye opening! Very well put together and extremely enlightening... (and it only cost $1.00~)

Thank GingerHaney
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

Culebra historical Museum is an absolute must once you visit the island. A red-brick building that was built in 1905 by the U.S. Navy and once served as a munitions storage facility, or El Polvorín, the Museum hosts a series of black and white photos of the island dating from the 1930s and 1940s. It also have artifacts and remains of the native Taíno tribe that once called Puerto Rico home. There is a wonderful original wooden piragua, or canoe and remnants of the presence of the U.S. Navy, including casings, shells, and other evidence of the Navy's use of the island as a testing ground.
Founded in 2008, the Museum is a work of love of the dedicated locals.

1  Thank Helena M
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