Panama Canal Museum

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Panama Canal Museum
Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panamá
Museo del Canal 02.jpg
The museum's façade.
LocationPanama City, Panama

The Panama Canal Museum (Spanish: Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panamá) is a non-profit and public museum located in Panama City, Panama. Established in 1997, the museum is devoted to the history of the construction of the Panama Canal in its various stages, including the first French construction attempt, the later construction by the United States, and the eventual transfer to Panamanian control.[1] The current building dates from 1874 and served originally as the headquarters of both the French and U.S. companies engaged in the construction of the canal.[2] It is located in the city's old quarter.


  1. ^ "The Interoceanic Canal Museum". Retrieved 2011-04-26.
  2. ^ Castillero, Alfredo (2004). UNESCO Guides: Panamá la Vieja and Casco Viejo. UNESCO Publishing. ISBN 92-3-103923-7.

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Coordinates: 8°57′07″N 79°32′05″W / 8.95194°N 79.53472°W / 8.95194; -79.53472