National Historical Museum (Rivera House)

 Casa de Rivera

The house of Fructuoso Rivera is the main venue of the National Historical Museum. Its goal is that the public knows the process of formation of the country as an independent state.

The beginnings of its construction date from the first years of the 19th century. The property was acquired by General Rivera in 1834 when he was declared the First Constitutional President of the Republic. However, the one who lived here most of the time was his wife, Bernardina Fragoso, who remained there until 1848. The residence has been a National Historic Monument since 1975.

Its collection documents the history of Uruguay from indigenous times to the days of the Constituent Assembly of 1917. It presents a set of objects that belonged to different personalities and an important gallery on historical subjects.

You can also visit the exhibition “Artigas, a simple citizen” which focuses on the iconographic construction of the figure of José Artigas.

You can enjoy the photogallery “Ways to inhabit. A tour through the variety of historical sources that the National Historical Museum preserves ”, located in Rincón St. and Zabala St.

Guided tours take place every Friday at 3:30 pm.


437 Rincón and Zabala St

Free admission
Wednesday to Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm
Type of audiences
All audiences

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