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Acapulco Historical Museum

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Address: Calle Hornitos, Acapulco, Mexico
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+52 744 482 3828

This local history museum is located in Acapulco's famed Fort of San Diego....

This local history museum is located in Acapulco's famed Fort of San Diego.

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Over 300 years of history

The fort was built to protect the ships that went back and forth to the Filippines for over 300 years to protect them from pirates, etc. The trade between Asia and Mexico was... read more

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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort was built to protect the ships that went back and forth to the Filippines for over 300 years to protect them from pirates, etc. The trade between Asia and Mexico was spectacular. Mexico sent a lot of gold, silver, corn, beans, chiles and from China came silk, pottery, and lots more. The fort is spectacular.

Thank maguey
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Ok maybe its just because I am a bit of a history buff, but every museum in Acapulco is so proud to display their history. It seem really well captured in this area and is displayed in such an interesting manner. I can't rave enough of how well these museums are done. It is well worth your time to visit... More 

Thank Charles C
Concord, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I live in the east bay of Northern California by San Francisco and we have great museums that take hours to go through. But this museum is small and quaint and our guide, Elvira, made our tour fun and interesting by pointing out special features of the displays to the people of Acapulco. I really learned something!

1 Thank Karleen B
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Took some out of town friends. They like history so they really enjoyed. The views are wonderful in all directions.

1 Thank DPNA
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The old fort is very well maintained and steep in history through hundreds of years with all information in Spanish and English. Very impressive

Thank Stuart F
Norman, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

we went to this museum as part of a Acapulco city tour. The Fort was amazing and it was so awesome to see all of the artifacts that at the museum. we were told they were all original. there is so much history in Acapulco I wish i would have had a whole day to spend at the museum and... More 

Thank valrdh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a wonderful idea! Put your history museum in an historic fort overlooking Acapulco Bay! This is a wonderful museum with interesting and fascinating exhibits and artifacts. Having it inside a historic structure just adds to the whole experience! Air-conditioned and well-kept this is a wonderful museum. One of the best I have seen!

Thank mobiusag
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic museum located in the Fort San Diego. Wonderful views of the water and city from the fort. Lovely gift shop with many great souvenirs and art as well as books for the history buff.

Thank Paige E
Summerland, Canada
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

I already reviewed this under the Fort of San Diego. I would love to go back and spend more time there. By the way, the signs are in English as well as Spanish

Thank AEToots
Valencian Country, Spain
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Before I entered this museum I (as a European) did not know much about the extensive trade between the Spanish colonies and Asia. Acapulco as one of the main centers of this Manila connection with the Philippines, Japon and China has an interesting story to tell about that time when the big Spanish ships crossed the Pacific Ocean which took... More 

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