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Felisa Rincon de Gautier Museum

Caleta de 51 | At Recinto Oeste, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-1897
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Highlight of Old San Juan Visit

The former house of a much loved mayor of San Juan is the highlight of a visit to Old San Juan as... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
patisson
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Cambridge, MA
Inspiring museum

Commemorates San Juan's first woman mayor. She started a program to bring education to young... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
MajorNYC
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New York City, New York
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A visit to the former home of Dona Felisa Rincón, the first woman to serve as mayor of San Juan from 1946 to 1968, provides a glimpse into a typical Old San Juan home reflecting the politics and personal life of its previous occupant.
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Caleta de 51 | At Recinto Oeste, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The former house of a much loved mayor of San Juan is the highlight of a visit to Old San Juan as it is testament to a life of goodness. The house is beautifully preserved and full of memories from the remarkable life of Felisa...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Commemorates San Juan's first woman mayor. She started a program to bring education to young pre-school children that inspired JFK to take back to the mainland US as the Head Start program. Our guide had been a beneficiary of this program, and was so grateful.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is the house and museum of Felisa Rincon de Gautier, a famous former mayor of San Juan. I knew little of her before the visit but found her history and artifacts to be noteworthy

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a fabulous museum in her old house practically next door to HOtel El Convento. She was an amazing woman and it was my delight and pleasure to get to know her better. A great museum for ALL, but if you have female children...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Incredible place for everyone who can enjoy story, I took my mother there and she really love the history. So if is a person who like history this is definitely the place for you.

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Felisa was mayor of San Juan for over twenty years. This is a house she lived in for two years. It is full of wonderful memorial pictures, awards and pictures just to name a few things you will see. You are welcomed into the house...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

The museum documents the achievements of the first woman named to be the mayor of San Juan, a position she held for 22 years. Felisa Rincon was the first to develop the concept of "maternal Care Schools+ which President Kennedy used to establish the Head...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing museum. You can learn about value and devotion when you are there. Felisa Rincon was admirable woman.

Thank Paloma515
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We were headed to the Gate of San Juan when it began to pour rain. We stepped into a doorway for shelter only to find a museum treasure. What a synchronistic visit shortly after the US election that had the first woman (Hillary Clinton) candidate...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We got a tour from a really friendly guy, unfortunately I don't remember his name. This is a really informative and educative museum. I got to know things I had no idea about.

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