Museum Honoring the Life of the Dominican Republic’s Founding Father Reopens in Colonial Zone

The museum – which honors Juan Pablo Duarte, the country’s founding father – recently reopened in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone.

The museum now features a hall of wax figures that depicts the various phases of the life of the country’s national hero.

The museum walks visitors through the life of the Founding Father in the home where he was born on January 26, 1813, in the Colonial Zone.

The museum’s three halls depict important relics of the life of Duarte, such as paintings, personal objects and the urn where his remains were transported to the D.R. from Venezuela, where he died in exile.

Another hall presents a collection of paintings and portraits of the Duarte family, as well as an impressive gun exhibit. The final hall depicts the family life of the Duarte family.





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