History Museum of Acapulco, Fortress of San Diego


Military architecture and an advanced engineering design of the 18th century are characteristic features of the Fortress of San Diego that this 2016 celebrates 30 years of incorporation into the museum network of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), as venue of the Historic Museum of Acapulco, a collection that preserves and disseminates the historical memory of the famous port of Guerrero.

It was on April 24th, 1986 when the old fortress of Petaquillas neighborhood that dates from 1778 was transformed into a site museum to mainly narrate, the glorious past of commercial exchange between Mexico and Philippines, while there were stored the goods transported by the legendary Manila Galleon.

In 12 permanent exhibition rooms, the content of the museum approaches the historical chronology of the port, from the first settlers, passing through the commercial activity of the ships from Philippines during the Viceregal, to Morelos’ military feat during the Independence movement; all in the midst of a narration about the different uses the building has had over time.


Hornitos , esquina con Morelos, Col. Acapulco de Juárez Centro, C.P. 39300, Acapulco de Juárez, Guerrero


From Tuesday to Sunday, 09:00 - 18:00 hrs.




Tel. (744) 482 3828


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