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

Those wishing to visit La Casa Blanca may choose to book their trip in Old San Juan, since those staying in this region of Puerto Rico will have easy access to this museum throughout their trip. Although the area isn't packed wall-to-wall with tourists, you'll still find a fair selection of lodging options 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
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) E
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
Sj Suites Hotel Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.2 km) E
Hotel Milano Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.3 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

There at least a couple convenient open air activities to pursue during down time, when you aren't taking in La Casa Blanca. Travelers who enjoy trying out their proficiency at the course, will want to do so at the closest option, which is Fort Buchanan Golf Club. If playing a few rounds of golf doesn't excite you, you're not out of luck - head to Escambron Beach, the most convenient beach to visit. Although the selection might be scarce, a few additional equally enjoyable outdoor options to choose from nearby. Guests will find multiple indoor attractions in this general vicinity. Not far away are 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 the price of admission, you should call La Casa Blanca before your visit to find out how much, or if they charge.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 725-3436

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


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