Museo Historico ex Casa del Gobernador, Ushuaia

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Discover Ushuaia history at Museo Historico ex Casa del Gobernador, prison-cum-museum housing lots of interesting artifacts from the city's past. Built in the late 19th century, the building displays a number of exhibits, from historical photography and documents to relics like an antiquated slot machine, furniture, and utensils. Keep your eye out for objects made by the inmates once incarcerated here. The admission price also includes entry into the nearby marine museum, so consider a combined visit. A visit to Museo Historico ex Casa del Gobernador represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ushuaia trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I love the Museum we reimo much doing antics as if we were those of the memory... photos of Indians... the bars of the cells and an endless number of memories that you got that... view a gallery of history on ushuaia.hermosura
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  • Worth visiting it then go to the Museum of the end of the world, there is 2 blocks away, both are free. It shows the daily life of the first Argentine and European settlers and tells us something of recent history and shipwrecks of the area
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  • Well care, much peace. It is small. and free - Super sexy for pictures of early settlers and political aspects.
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Despite its nickname, Ushuaia is certainly not the end of the world when it comes to finding comfortable lodgings--as long as you plan ahead and reserve your room in advance. Hotels and hostels are equally crowded here during the peak season (October to March), so it's advisable to arrive with a solid reservation in hand. If you choose to visit during the winter (June to mid-September), expect to find many establishments closed for the season.
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