La Casa Blanca

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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 guests staying in this part of Puerto Rico will be pleased to have easy museum access throughout their trip. While this location isn't a major hub for tourism, you will still find a reasonably varied selection of lodgings to choose from.

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

Energetic vacationers might additionally be enchanted by the region because of the possibility of outdoor activities. Tourists interested in showing their ability at the course, can do so at the closest golfing opportunity, which is Fort Buchanan Golf Club. If playing a few rounds of golf doesn't excite you, additional outdoor opportunities can still be found at Escambrion Beach, the closest beach. Also, an additional selection of outdoor choices are situated in the neighborhood. Museum guests will discover a fair number of other interesting places to get away from the sun in the vicinity. Just a short distance away you will 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.


To find out how much the museum charges, 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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