Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana

Located in Casa del Contrefueras, Museo de Nustra Raiz Afrcana is a sociological look at how slavery played a role in the history of Puerto Rico. Visitors often comment on the pit they feel in their stomach as they tour the museum and learn of the horrendous time in history, but would recommend it as an honest and enlightening look at the subject of slavery.


The exhibits at Museo de Nuestro Raiz Africana bring guests through the history of slavery in Puerto Rico, beginning with the capture of Africans and their journey to Puerto Rico. Artifacts such as neck chains and hand cuffs are on display, along with beautiful art work from African tribes, and art, literature, and pictures about the topic.

Staying Close

Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana is located in Old San Juan, which means visitors to this part of Puerto Rico will be excited to have easy museum access during their visit. Though the region isn't packed wall-to-wall with tourists, you will still find a good selection of accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) E
Hotel El Convento Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) S
Villa Herencia B & B 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) S
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) E
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) S
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) SSE
CasaBlanca Hotel Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Spirited vacationers might additionally be enchanted by the area because of the options for outdoor options. Guests interested in showing their proficiency on the green, will be able to do so at the closest golfing option, which is Fort Buchanan Golf Club. If golfing isn't your thing, additional outdoor opportunities can still be found at Escambrion Beach, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. Still, an additional selection of outdoor options remain in the vicinity. Visitors will encounter multiple other interesting places to get away from the sun in this general area. There are a couple of spots worth checking out -Galeria Nacional Museum and Pablo Casals Museum- both of which are located within just a few miles of the museum.


Operating Hours

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.


It costs $2(USD) for adults to tour the museum, while seniors, students, and children between the ages of 13 and 17 pay $1(USD). Children 12 and under are free, though some might say the subject matter is a bit mature for children of this age.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 724-4294

Location: Calle San Sebastián, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico


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