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Felisa Rincon de Gautier Museum

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Address: Caleta de 51 | At Recinto Oeste, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-723-1897
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A visit to the former home of Dona Felisa Rincón, the first woman to serve...

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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A Treasure Honoring A Woman Pioneer

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marilyn F
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McLean, Virginia
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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 ever to run for President. Puerto Rico is waaaaay ahead of us regarding accepting women... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

All young girls should visit this museum dedicated to San Juan's first female mayor who was a role model to anyone aspiring to serve their country. Filled with mementos from her professional and personal life, one escapes to another time when island life was much more simple. I took my 9 year old granddaughter there and she said was impressed.

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Walnut, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

This was a great place to visit. It is a free and fairly quick tour. The tour guide is very passionate and informative. The museum is a tribute to the first major of San Juan, located in house that she lived in for a time. There are two levels and the house is open-air style. A cool place to learn... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

Passionate docents take you through the home of this extremely accomplished woman: mayor for 22 years; helped transform Puerto Rico from the poorest country in the Americas; helped establish hospitals & medical schools; established day cares for children that led to the formation Head Start Programs. Free, but please make a donation to the upkeep of the house.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

The host of this House in Old San Juan and all the memorabilia therein are worth the visit if on a walking tour in the morning then head up the street and grab a "Limber" and that's a treat .

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

We happened upon this museum as we were waiting to check in at our hotel. It was such a pleasant surprise. We knew nothing about Felisa Gautier when entering, but was well informed and impressed after the tour. The docent, Miriam, was so passionate and knowledgeable--we enjoyed visiting this museum, and it is free (donations appreciated). This museum proved to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

So many personal details of her life. One saw pictures of her youth, her famous fans and the famous people she came in contact with. Lots of photos.

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

The museum used to be her house. The walls are covered with photographs of her, her family and her political adventures. The guides are very informative and friendly. Did you know that "Don~a Fela" brought snow on an airplane so that the less fortunate kids could have a chance at seeing/feeling snow?! She also brought the idea of the Head... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

If you visit Old San Juan it is worth a stop at this tiny museum to learn about this incredible figure in Puerto Rican history.

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