Located on the road leading to Siboney beach and 14 km away from the city, you will find this institution that was opened on July 23rd, 1965 and which was previously the general camp of the young men who would take the Moncada Barracks on July 26th, 1953.
This little house made of stone masonry and painted in white and red, with all its bullet holes in the front, shows its history through seven exhibition halls, as well as the previous preparations for the assault and the development of the action and its consequences.
Among other valuable items there exhibited you can find the M1 semi-automatic rifle with folding butt, one of the few power weapons the revolutionary men took into their action, rifles for shooting sports and some uniforms, personal belongings of the assailants’, documents and car keys, as well as cartridges and bullets from those used during practices and combat respectively.
Part of the original furniture of this house, built in 1945, is also exhibited and also the well where they cleverly hid the weapons.
Dignitaries and important figures from different nations from all continents have visited the halls of this jewel of Cuban history, many of them accompanied by Fidel, Raúl and Commander Juan Almeida. Due to its historical significance it was declared National Monument on July 26th, 1979.
Text: Naryara García Costa
Translation: Beatriz Rodríguez
Address: Carretera de Siboney S/N Km. 131/2.
Telephone number: +53 (22) 39168
Hours: Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.