Address: Defensa 1600. San Telmo
Phone: 4307-2301 / 3157 / 4457
The museum was founded in 1889, in the former mansion that used to belong to José Gregorio Lezama, by Adolfo P. Carranza though Presidents Bartolome Mitre and Julio A. Roca also participated in the organizing.
The exhibition is organized in periods so it romos are being divided into three thematic sections, from pre-Columbian times, passing for the argentinean history and ending at the time of the Universal Vote Law in 1912 which meant a threshold of future social and political changes that characterized the 20th century.
The Museum´s Collections
The MHN has managed to gather a collection of the most diverse objects: excellent engravings, lithographies, paintings, religious images, sculptures, flags, weapons and uniforms from the wars of Independence as well as furniture, watches, musical instruments, and cutlery from traditional families of the 18th Century.Also included are elements from the time of the May Revolution Centenary, photos, postcards, ponchos, silver ware and gaucho typical costumes.
There is also a room which is a loyally reproduced copy of General San Martin’s room in Boulogne-Sur-Mer in France.
Inside the park there is a walking path with decorative glasses and the statue of the Roman Wolf, replica of the original that is located in the Campidoglio in Rome, donated by the Italian capital in 1921.
Opening Hours: Wednesdays to Sundays from 11.00hs to 18.00hs.