La Casa Blanca

Photo Credit: © James Byrum CC BY

Once the residence of the first governor of Puerto Rico, Juan Ponce de Leon, this White House is now a museum that presents life in Puerto Rico during the 1500's and the 1600's.


Guests visiting the museum will be given a unique insight into early colonial history of Puerto Rico. The two-centuries under focus mark the growth of makeshift forts into cities and the growth of the Caribbean as a new frontier into the hub of European Colonialism into the continental Americas.

Staying Close

La Casa Blanca is located in Old San Juan, ensuring visitors to this part of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of convenient access to the museum for the duration of their trip. There a reasonable number of lodgings around the area around this museum.

Hotels near La Casa Blanca
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Villa Herencia B & B 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) SE
Hotel El Convento Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) ESE
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) SE
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) E
CasaBlanca Hotel Hotel -- --
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.1 km) SE
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.3 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

Island pastimes like playing a few holes of golf and beach-going are also enjoyed by many in the surrounding areas. Tourists who are interested in showing their skills around the green, will want to do so at the nearest golfing option, which is Fort Buchanan Golf Club. Uneventful days can also be enjoyed at Escambrion Beach, the nearest beach. But, multiple beach and golf opportunities exist in the neighborhood. Museum visitors will discover a variety of interesting places out of the sun in this general area. Without going too far, you can find two more alluring attractions close by--Plaza De Beneficencia and Casa Rosa.


Operating Hours

The museum is Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00am until 4:30pm.


For price of admission, call La Casa Blanca beforehand to find out if they charge, and if so, how much.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 725-3436

Location: 316 Calle Fortaleza, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico


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