The Spanish Virgin Islands of Vieques & Culebra have an interesting and unique history. It’s important get to know the history of a place in order to understand how people live. Although small, El Polvorin Museum offers a condensed look at the past of Culebra, that adults and children will enjoy.
At Museo El Polvorin you can enjoy exhibits of native “Tainos” including a wooden canoe children will enjoy seeing. The museum also has exhibits of the Navy’s artifacts when Culebra was used as a bombing testing area. There’s a wall with black and white photos taken around the island dating back to the 1930’s. The museum has movies / documentaries about the history of the island and a learning corner on the preservation of turtles.
Friendly volunteers will be happy to answer any questions you may have, they’re a wealth of knowledge.
A $1 donation is appreciated, you can help maintain the museum by also making a purchase at the little gift shop, they have great books, a few pieces of jewelry, shirts and more.
Map & Directions to Museo Historico de Culebra “El Polvorin”
On Rt 250, you’ll see the museum on your left on your way to Zoni Beach.
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