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Museo Casa de Carranza - Museum Mexico City - Mexico

Revolutionary leader and Mexican president Venustiano Carranza (1859 – 1920) only lived in this two-story French-style mansion for six months before he was executed in Puebla on May 7, 1920. His daughter Julia continued living there, however, and in 1961, the house was inaugurated as a museum. The rooms have been kept in the style of the Carranza era, so that it is like walking through someone's richly appointed period home. You can inspect the bedrooms, living room, kitchen, etc. Check out the library, with its 833 books is of interest, as well as the back rooms of the second floor, which trace the rise and fall of Carranza. Some of the artifacts here are a bit ghoulish, down to the bloodied suspenders Carranza was wearing when he was shot to death. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions in its annex and library.

Río Lerma 35, Colonia Cuauhtémoc
Mexico City, Mexico

Museum Types:
Historical museum

Getting There
The nearest metro is Insurgentes. Or, take one of the buses that travel along the Paseo de la Reforma and exit at RĂ­o Amazonias. The museum is at the corner of RĂ­o Amazonias and RĂ­o Lerma.

Travel Tips: Photography (without flash) is permitted. Backpacks and large bags must be checked at the entrance. Descriptions and pamphlet are in Spanish.

Price Description: $2.70 (37 pesos) for adults. Free (with ID) for children under 12, students, teachers, seniors 60 and older, and foreign residents. Free on Sunday. A permit to use a video camera costs $2.70 (37 pesos).

Relative price: Mid-Range

Open Hours from:9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.

Days Closed:Mondays

Travel Skills: None

JardĂ­n del Arte, Paseo de la Reforma

Currencies accepted
Mexican peso

Contact Information:
Zip: 06500
Phone: (52) (55) 5535-2920 or (52) (55) 5546-6494
E-mail: casa_carranza.museo(at)

Here are other activities in and around Mexico City that may be of interest: Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera Y Frida Kahlo, Museo SHCP, Museo de la Caricatura, Museo Nacional de las Culturas, Museo de la Luz, El Museo de la Charreria, Museo Casa Del Risco (Centro Cultural Isidro Fabela), Museo Jose Luis Cuevas, Museo TecnolĂłgico (Technology Museum) and Museo Nacional de la RevoluciĂłn.

02 Oct 2009

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