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Address: Calle Zacatecas No. 6, | Col. Centro, Dolores Hidalgo 37800, Mexico

This museum, located in the important revolution town of Dolores Hidalgo,...

This museum, located in the important revolution town of Dolores Hidalgo, documents the events that led up to the Mexican rebellion from Spanish rule.

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To make the whole thing round you should go after visiting the church to this small museum. It is housing in a mansion of the 18th century where Father Hidalgo was living. This... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Wurzburg, Germany
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

To make the whole thing round you should go after visiting the church to this small museum. It is housing in a mansion of the 18th century where Father Hidalgo was living. This museum will show you the road to the independence of Mexico and presents you furnishings from this period. You can see all easily under an hour.

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La Jolla, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The museum, housed in the 18th century house where Miguel Hidalgo once lived, provides both an account of Mexico's road to independence and an opportunity to see period furnishings. The museum is small so can easily be seen in under an hour. If you want to take photos you will have to pay an additional small fee.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

In the city known as the "Cradle of Independence". This museum is not to be miss to tell us the most important events of this historical period. In a building of thr late 18th century and throughout its seven room, exhibited objects, documents and pieces of folk art of the time. Interestingly, this building was a prison and Father Hidalgo... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

Thank heavens we didn't spend the 800 pesos for a private driver our hotel could have arranged. Instead we took a good bus- about an hour from San Miguel de Allende. There are two good things at Dolores Hidalgo. Great tequila Nieves - frozen cones. Mango, limit, fraise flavours also good. The other good thing was the 5 peso toilet... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

This is a small museum (compared with its neighbours in Guanajuato, for instance) but it tells the story of the Independence with closeness and passion. There are interesting charts and some contrasting murals and exhibitions of modern artists. Well worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Informative museum in the middle of Dolores Hidalgo, do stop by if interested in learning about Mexican Independence History!

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

Especially if you see the little lady upstairs. She is more that willing to take you over to the spanish only video and help you understand.

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Los angeles
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Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

This is a must stop! Plan to spend about an hour seeing the lovely house and furnishings including the incredible kitchen complete with old ceramics and plaster copies of foods of the day. Take time to read the histories of the war and study the pictures and documents. A lovely inner patio with well and an herb garden. Many benches... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I was thrilled to visit Dolores Hidalgo but oddly enough not so much because this was the crib of Mexican Independence, but because this was the hometown of famed singer Jose Alfredo Jimenez. There is a museum two blocks from the church worth the visit as most of the best Mexican singers have sang at least one of his songs.... More 

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Georgetown, Maryland
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

Some friends took me there, I'd actually been there in 2009, but we went again in 2012. It's changed a lot, and more interactive things were added to involve you more in the information relayed so you remember it better. I was happy with this visit... and I recommend it to folks of any age. It will certainly help you... More 

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