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 visitors to this part of Puerto Rico will be pleased to have easy access to this museum during their time there. There is a decent number of lodgings around the neighborhood surrounding La Casa Blanca.

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
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
Sj Suites Hotel Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.2 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

You certainly won't go hungry if you're spending time near the museum; there is a plentiful supply of local restaurants within traveling distance. The most proximate restaurant is Nono's Bar And Restaurant, which is an easy to reach sports bar. The eatery is a brief distance off, but far-removed enough that you might want to make arrangements for using some mode of transportation to travel there. El Sol De Mexicano and Cafe Bohemio offer additional dining possibilities in the area where guests can try something different in Puerto Rico.


Operating Hours

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


For price of admission, call La Casa Blanca before your visit to find out how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 725-3436

Location: 316 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico


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