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Emiliano Zapata

Zapatas sword

 The military museum in Puebla has expanded their exhibits in celebration of cinco de mayo. Very interesting pistols on display. A Sgt. Gerardo gave us a tour of the facility and everything was spit & shine correct.

They’re closed on mondays but operate the other 6 days.

tuesday to friday…from 10:00 AM to 10 PM.

Saturday from 10 AM till 1:00 PM.

Sunday… from  10 AM till 4:00 PM.

Entrance is free.

located at 4 Poniente no. 516,  Historic District

Puebla, Mexico


They have 6 exhibition rooms featuring;

*childhood of General Zaragoza


*History of the Reform War

*Ministry of War

*The Battle of Cinco de Mayo

*The Evolution of the Mexican Flag

They also have a Library, an audio visual salon & a videoteca.

To see more go to this link:



Chapultepec Castle


If you’re in or close to Mexico City be sure to check out Chapultepec Castle. The oldest part of the Castle was built in 1758 and used as a fort. In 1841 it was converted into a military academy. It was the site of a final battle against invading American troops. twenty years later it was remodeled into the residence of President Porfirio Diaz & was the official residence of the presidents of Mexico until 1944. It now houses the National Museum of History, a great place to visit to see remnants from Mexicos past. Amongst the many things there you can see the elegant coaches of King Maximilian, and get a look at some of the castles room to see how Royalty lived.

When Napoleon 3rd withdrew his supporting troops, Max & his wife were given the choice to leave with them but Carlotta liked being a Queen & didnt like the idea of having her status lowered to Duchess so she convinved Maximillian to stay, this eventually cost him his life in front of a firing squad in Queretero.

Chapultepec is the only castle on this side of the world to have had a monarch living in it.

Maximillian's wheels

Maximillian's wheels

the dining room

the dining room

Revolution Monument



Pancho Villa

Pancho Villa



On our recent “invasion” of Mexico City, (as Stephen calls it), we decided to take a look at the Revolution Museum.
The Building iyself is amazing, it was started by Dictator Porfirio Diaz but got short stopped when the Revolution started. He wanted to build a building that was modeled after the Capital Building in Washington D.C. but only got as far as the dome part, so after the Revolution (1910-1918) it became a monument to the Revolution.
Inside we found mucho memorabilia to Revolutionaries, Emilio Zapata. Pancho Villa, Etc.,
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