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Museo de Arte, Ponce, Puerto Rico-Exterior
World-class Museo de Arte de Ponce, the jewel in the crown of Ponce museums

This is a list of museums in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Both, museums in the city proper as well as Ponce's rural areas are listed. One unique feature about Ponce museums is that the majority of them are housed in historic structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In those cases, the listing below also provided that NRHP registry number.

Museum list summary table

Note: The table that follows lists museums by their year of founding, that is, their year of opening. A listing sorted by any of the other fields can be obtained by clicking on the header of the field. For example, clicking on "Barrio" will sort museums by their barrio location.

No. Name Photo Barrio Location Type/Use Year Structure Built Year Museum Opened Building Architect Museum Curator Style National Register of Historic Places Listing Number
1 Museo de Arte de Ponce Museo de Arte, Ponce, Puerto Rico-Exterior.jpg Canas Urbano Avenida Las Américas Art museum 1965 1959 Edward Durell Stone Cheryl Hartup Modern N/A
2 Centro Ceremonial Indígena de Tibes Museo Centro Ceremonial Indigena de Tibes, Bo. Tibes, Ponce, PR (DSC01993).jpg Tibes PR-504, km 2.5 Archaeology museum 1982 1982 Unk Ponce Municipal Government Modern 78003381
3 Museo Hacienda Buena Vista Hacienda Buena Vista.JPG Magueyes PR-123 km. 16.8 Farm museum 1933 1986 Unk Fideicomiso de Conservación Spanish Colonial & Ponce Creole 91001499
4 Museo Casa Paoli CasaPaoli JuanLlanesSantosPRSHPO pic2 MainFacade.jpg Cuarto C. Mayor, between Luna and Jobos Biographical museum 1864 1987 Manuel V. Domenech Néstor Murray-Irizarry? Neoclassical 09000769
5 Museo de la Masacre de Ponce Museo de la Masacre de Ponce (IMG 2929).jpg Cuarto C. Marina NB and C. Luna WB Human rights museum 1910 1988 Blas Silva ICP Ponce Creole 05001098
6 Museo Parque de Bombas Parque de Bombas, Ponce.JPG Segundo Plaza Las Delicias Firefighting museum 1882 1990 Maximo de Meana y Guridi Pablo Ojeda O'Neill Gothic Revival, Victorian, Moorish Revival 84003150
7 Museo de la Música Puertorriqueña Museo de la Música Puertorriqueña in Barrio Tercero, Ponce, PR (IMG 2958).jpg Tercero C. Cristina EB and C. Salud NB Music museum 1911 1990 Alfredo Wiechers Pieretti ICP Neoclassical N/A
8 Museo Castillo Serrallés Castillo Serralles.JPG Portugues Urbano C. Bertoly Final, then Paseo de la Cruceta Agricultural museum 1933 1991 Pedro Adolfo de Castro Neysa Rodríguez Deynes Spanish Colonial Revival 80004494
9 Museo Francisco "Pancho" Coimbre Francisco Pancho Coimbre Museum in Ponce (IMG 2949).jpg Quinto C. Castillo EB and C. Lolita Tizol Sports museum 1910 1992 Unk Hector L. Ortiz? Art Deco N/A
10 Museo de la Historia de Ponce IMG 2901 - Salazar-Candal Residence in Barrio Tercero in Ponce, Puerto Rico.jpg Tercero C. Cristina EB and C. Mayor SB City history museum 1911 1992 Blas Silva Maruja Candal Salazar and Neysa Rodriguez Deynes Classical revival, Art Nouveau, Spanish Revival 88000663
11 Museo de la Arquitectura Ponceña Weichert-Villaronga.jpg Segundo C. Reina WB and C. Mendez Vigo NB Architecture museum 1912 1996 Alfredo Wiechers Pieretti ICP Spanish Colonial Revival 84003151
12 Museo Caja de Muertos Playa @ Caja de Muertos Southern end of the Island, next to the Guard Barracks Marine museum 2005 2005 Troop 104, Juana Diaz ICP and DRNA Modern N/A
13 Museo del Autonomismo Puertorriqueño Museo del Autonomismo Puertorriqueño en Ponce, PR (DSC00378).jpg Segundo At PNRBC, C. Torre Final NB Political history museum 1842 2006 Nieto Blajol Iglesia Neysa Rodríguez Deynes Modern 84003149
14 Museo Casa Armstrong-Poventud Armstrong-Poventud Residence in Ponce, Puerto Rico (IMG 3104).jpg Segundo Across from Ponce Cathedral Historic house museum 1899 2008 Manuel V. Domenech ICP Neoclassical 87001821
15 Museo de la Recordación Tercero C. Salud SB and C. Cristina EB Natural disaster museum 1926 2012 Unk Ponce Municipal Government Spanish Colonial Revival 78003381
16 Museo Fundación-Biblioteca Rafael Hernández Colón Fundación Biblioteca RHC, Edificio histórico y Edificio nuevo, Bo. Quinto, Ponce, PR (DSC01343).jpg Tercero C. Mayor NB and C. Castillo EB Political history museum 2015 1992 Manuel V. Domenech Unk Neoclassical N/A
17 Panteón Nacional Román Baldorioty de Castro Panteón Nacional Román Baldorioty de Castro.jpg Segundo C. Torre Final NB Cemetery museum 1842 1992 Antonio Torruella Unk Neoclassical 84003149
18 Museo de Arqueología de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico Biblioteca Encarnación Valdés, PUCPR, Ave. Las Américas, Bo. Canas Urbano, Ponce, Puerto Rico, mirando al sureste (DSC05536).jpg Canas Urbano Biblioteca Encarnación Valdés,
Avenida Las Américas EB
Archaeology museum 1948 1982 Unk PUCPR Modern N/A

C. = Calle (street)
NB = Northbound
SB = Southbound
WB = Westbound
EB = Eastbound
Unk = Unknown
N/A = Not applicable

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