List of museums in Puerto Rico

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This list of museums in Puerto Rico contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Town/City Type Summary
Arecibo Lighthouse and Historical Park Arecibo Maritime
Arecibo Observatory: Angel Ramos Foundation Visitor Center Arecibo Science Astronomy, atmospheric science and the workings of the radio telescops
Casa Armstrong-Poventud Museum Ponce History Early 1900s period life
Casa Alegria Dorado Art information
Casa Cautiño Guayama Historic house Operated by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, features handmade furniture and sculptures by local artists
Casa Degetau Aibonito Historic house information, home of politician Federico Degetau
Casa de la Familia Puertorriqueña del Siglo XIX Barranquitas Historic house website in Spanish, information, information, operated by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, 19th century life
Casa de los Contrafuertes/Museo de Nuestras Raíces Africanas San Juan Medical information, information and photos, pharmacy museum and an art museum that focuses on Latin American prints and art from the island's African Heritage
Casa del Compositor Héctor Flores Osuna Caguas Music information in Spanish, information in Spanish, home and music of composer Hector Flores Osuna, also Puerto Rican music and dance
Casa del Libro San Juan Library information, information
Casa del Rey Dorado Local history
Casa del Trovador Caguas Music website in Spanish, information in Spanish
Casa Escuté Carolina Art information
Casa Jesús T. Piñero Canóvanas Biographical website in Spanish, information, operated by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, 1930s period home of governor Jesús T. Piñero
Casa Luis Muñoz Rivera Barranquitas Biographical website in Spanish, information, operated by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, home of politician Luis Muñoz Rivera
Casa Museo Joaquin de Rojas Barranquitas Historic house information in Spanish, information
Casa Paoli Ponce Music Musical life of Antonio Paoli
Casa Roig Humacao Multiple Regional history and contemporary art
Casa Rosada Abelardo Díaz Alfaro Caguas Historic house information in Spanish, 19th century period home with exhibits on Puerto Rican writers
Centro Ceremonial Indígena de Caguana Utuado Native American Operated by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture
Centro Cultural de Barceloneta Barceloneta Local history information
Centro Musical Criollo José Ignacio Quintón Caguas Music website in Spanish, information in Spanish
El Castillo San Felipe del Morro San Juan Military Part of San Juan National Historic Site, 18th century fort
El Portal Rain Forest Center Rio Grande Natural history Animals and plants of the El Yunque rain forest, its importance and conservation efforts
Fort San Cristóbal San Juan Military Part of San Juan National Historic Site, 16th century fort
Francisco Oller Museum Bayamón Multiple information, local history and art
Fuerte de Vieques Vieques Multiple History, art, Native culture; also known as Museum Fort Count Mirasol
Hacienda Buena Vista Ponce Farming Historic coffee plantation and farm
La Casa Blanca San Juan Historic house Juan Ponce de León’s family residence
Museo Bibiloteco Dr. Jose Barbosa Bayamón Biographical information, life of politician José Celso Barbosa
Museo Casa Canales Jayuya Biographical information in Spanish, information and photos, family of Nemesio Canales and their contributions to Puerto Rico's history
Museo Casa Pueblo Adjuntas Multiple Local culture, art, crafts, nature and the environment
Museo Castillo Serrallés Ponce Rum History Historic 1930s mansion with exhibits about the island's sugar cane and rum industries, and local art exhibits
Museo de Aguada Aguada Local history information in Spanish, information
Museo de Arte de Caguas Caguas Art Facebook site in Spanish, information in Spanish, contemporary art
Museo de Arte de Ponce Ponce Art information in Spanish, European, Puerto Rican, and Latin American art
Museo de Arte Dr. Pio Lopez Martinez Cayey Art website in Spanish, information, operated by the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, features works of Ramon Frade and a Puerto Rican poster collection
Museo de Arte, Historia y Cultura Casa Alonso Vega Baja Multiple Also known as Casa Alonso
Museo de Arte e Historia de San Juan San Juan Multiple information, information
Museo de Arte Religioso Porta Coeli San Germán Art Operated by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, religious art from the colonial era in Latin America
Museo de Artes Populares de Caguas Caguas Art information in Spanish, folk art
Museo de Casals San Juan Music information, information, works of cellist and composer Pablo Casals
Museo de la Historia de Ponce Ponce Local history Ponce's ecology, economy, architecture, government, and elements of daily life
Museo de la Masacre de Ponce Ponce Politics Site of and history of the Ponce Massacre
Museo de Las Americas San Juan Multiple website in Spanish, information, located in the Ballajá Barracks, history, art and culture of the Americas
Museo de Los Proceres Cabo Rojo Multiple website in Spanish, art and local history
Museo de Recursos Historicos de Lares Lares Multiple information, art and local history
Museo de Vida Silvestre San Juan Wildlife information
Museo del Cartel José PH. Hernández Río Grande Art information
Museo del Autonomismo Puertorriqueño Ponce Politics History of Autonomism in Puerto Rico
Museo del Indio San Juan Native American information, information, located in the Ballajá Barracks
Museo del Niño San Juan Children's information
Museo del Tabaco Herminio Torres Grillo Caguas Industry information in Spanish, Facebook page, tobacco, snuff, hand rolling of cigars
Museo el Cemi Jayuya Native American information in Spanish, information, Taino artifacts and culture
Museo Felisa Rincón de Gautier San Juan Biographical information, information, life of Felisa Rincón de Gautier, first woman mayor of San Juan; also known as Museo de Doña Fela
Museo Francisco Pancho Coimbre Ponce Sports Puerto Rican baseball and sports history
Museo Histórico de Caguas Caguas Local history website in Spanish
Museo Juan Antonio Corretjer Ciales Biographical information, life of poet Juan Antonio Corretjer
Museo Mariana Bracetti Lares Art information, local art and crafts
Museo Militar Guardia Nacional De Puerto Rico San Juan Military information, Puerto Rico National Guard, located in Puerta de Tierra
Museo Puertorriqueño del Deportes Salinas Sports website in Spanish, Puerto Rico Museum of Sports
Museo y Casa de Estudios Alfredo Ramírez de Arellano y Rosell San Germán Art website in Spanish
Museo y Centro de Estudios Humanísticos, Dra. Josefina Camacho de la Nuez Gurabo Art website in Spanish
Museum of African Roots San Juan African American website in Spanish, information, slave trade in Puerto Rico and African American cultural heritage
Museum of Art of Puerto Rico San Juan Art Art of Puerto Rico
Museum of Optometry Bayamón Medical website, part of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico's School of Optometry
Museum of Pharmacy and Medicinal Plants San Juan Medical website, part of the University of Puerto Rico – School of Pharmacy
Museo de la Arquitectura Ponceña Ponce Architecture Puerto Rican architecture with emphasis on Ponce architecture including Ponce Creole
Museo de la Música Puertorriqueña Ponce Music Music of Puerto Rico
Museum of the Conquest and Colonization of Puerto Rico Guaynabo Archaeology
Museum of the University of Puerto Rico San Juan Multiple information, information, history, anthropology, art; also known as Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, located at University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Palacete Los Moreau Moca Historic house
Parque de Bombas Ponce Firefighting Historic fire station and museuum
Parque de las Ciencias Bayamón Science
Pico Pomar Residence Coamo Local history Also known as the Coamo Historic Museum
Puerto Rican Athenaeum San Juan Art Includes an art gallery, theater, performance hall and library
Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art San Juan Art
Sala de Exhibiciones Rafael Carrión Pacheco San Juan Culture website in Spanish, changing exhibits presented by Banco Popular
San Juan National Historic Site San Juan Military Includes colonial-era forts, bastions, powder houses, and three fourths of the old city wall, and the Fort San Cristóbal
Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center Ponce Archaeology Taino archaeology site and museum

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