Casamata Museum

ene 13, 2012 No Comments by

Built in 1845 and completed in 1865, the Casamata is the last of 10 original forts that once protected the city.

Casamata is associated with the intrigue and struggle of Mexico in the mid 1800”s. General Don Manuel Rodríguez de Cela began the construction of this fortress in 1845, in preparation of the expected invasion of Mexico by the United States forces.

However, war between these two countries began before the fort was completed and General Zachary Taylor easily captured Matamoros in 1846. Most Mexican forces had already withdrawn from this fortification.

The restoration of the old fort as a historical museum is in great part the result of the efforts of Mr. Elíseo Paredes of Matamoros. The collection includes sables, bullets, cannons, uniforms, pictures of historical events and newspaper archive, and other memorabilia of the era from 181 through 1920.

MUSEUM HOURS
Tue – Fri: 8:00 a 16:00
Sat: 9:00 a 14:00 hrs.
Monday: Closed

MUNICIPAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVE HOURS
Tel: (868) 816-2071
Tue – Fri: 8:00 a 16:00
Sat: 9:00 a 14:00 hrs.
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Visitors Guide

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