White House Museum (Casa Blanca)

1 Calle San Sebastian
San Juan, 99 00902- Map It
Phone: (787) 725-1454

AAA Editor Notes

White House Museum (Casa Blanca) is at 1 Calle San Sebastián above the seawall. A wooden fort on the site burned in 1521, and this fortified mansion was built in its place 2 years later for Juan Ponce de León by his son-in-law. The conquistador died before its completion. His family lived here for 250 years, until the Spanish government acquired it for a military headquarters. Gardens surround the mansion, which is furnished with 16th- and 17th-century antiques. Guided tours are available.
Hours: Museum open Wed.-Sun. 9-noon and 1-4:30. Gardens open daily 8:30-4:30. Closed Jan. 1 and Good Friday. Guided tours are offered by appointment. Allow 30 minutes minimum.