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 area of the Dominican Republic will be pleased to have easy museum access throughout their trip. If you wish to book your stay near the museum, there are a fair number of hotels in the region to choose from.

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 InterContinetal 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

Lively guests will also be charmed by the area because of the options for outdoor activities. Visitors interested in testing their skillfulness at the golf course, will want to do so at the most convenient golfing facility, which is Isabel Villas Golf. Sunny days can also be enjoyed at Guibia Beach, the most close-by beach. Plus, multiple beach and golf opportunities are available in the region. Visitors will encounter multiple indoor places to visit in this general vicinity. You'll find a pair of additional places of interest nearby -Cinemateca and Plaza de la Cultura- which are both located within a couple miles of the museum.


Operating Hours

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


Arrive at this site prepared to pay the cost of admission, which your group can determine by calling in advance.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (809) 686-6668

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


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