Museo Nacional de Historia y Geografia

One of the large museums in Santo Domingo, the Museo Nacional de Historia y Geografia (National Museum of History and Geography) presents the growth of the people of the Dominican Republic, as well as how the land has shaped the cities, borders, and relations with their neighbor Haiti.


The many exhibits at the National Museum features artifacts and scenes spanning from the early Taino up to modern Dominican Republic. Guests will be able to explore areas that show how trade and interaction with neighboring islands, mainland Americas, and the old world have helped shape the Dominican Republic politically, economically, and socially. The three main eras the museum focuses on is the era of the Taino, the North American Intervention, and the interaction with Haiti.

Staying Close

Downtown Santo Domingo is a good option for those wishing to visit Museo Nacional de Historia y Geografia, since travelers to this part of the Dominican Republic will be excited to have easy access to this museum throughout their trip. There are a decent collection of lodgings in the locale around this facility.

Hotels near Museo Nacional de Historia y Geografia
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Barceló Santo Domingo Hotel 0.3 mi. (2.3 km) NW
Courtyard Santo Domingo Downtown Hotel 0.3 mi. (2.1 km) SW
Aurora Del Sol Hotel 0.4 mi. (2.5 km) NW
Hotel Europa Motel 0.7 mi. (0.9 km) SE
Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino Hotel 0.9 mi. (1.1 km) SE
Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo Resort 1.0 mi. (0.7 km) SE
Quality Hotel Santo Domingo Hotel 1.1 mi. (0.9 km) ENE

Location and What's Nearby

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending some time exploring the area is enjoying a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this museum. The most frequented nearby place to eat is Trapiche Restaurant, which serves up International meals. The dining establishment is a brief distance off, but far-removed enough that you might need to aim for employing a means of transportation to travel there. Pizzarelli Downtown and Sol y Luna are some of the other food and drink options near Museo Nacional de Historia y Geografia. At Sol y Luna you and your companions can try a bite of Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the Dominican Republic scene.


Operating Hours

The museum is open every day except for Monday, with hours from 10:00am until 5:00pm.


If you need to know the price of admission, call Museo Nacional de Historia y Geografia beforehand to determine if they charge, and if so, how much.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (809) 686-6668

Location: Plaza de la Cultura, Mexico Avenue, downtown Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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