Marcos Museum & Mausoleum, Batac

(3.1/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
At Marcos Museum & Mausoleum, you can not only learn about the oppressive leader's life, but also have the bizarre experience of looking upon his preserved body encased in a glass box. President Ferdinand Marcos was understandably not loved by his people; after stealing millions of dollars from the country, violently oppressing the populace, and suppressing the media, he was eventually run out of office in 1986, finding exile in Hawaii until his death in 1989. At the behest of his wife's petitioning, the body was eventually allowed to return to his homeland, and was laid to rest in his museum's mausoleum. Though various people challenge that the body is real, claiming it to be a waxwork fraud, the mortician who worked on the body maintains its authenticity, and says he spent three weeks restoring it to a recognizable condition. Use our Batac trip itinerary planner to visit Marcos Museum & Mausoleum on your trip to Batac, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create a full Batac itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Batac

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Batac by other users

4 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Ilocos Norte Province BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Baguio, Ilocos Sur Province & Ilocos Norte Province BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Luzon BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 52 days in Asia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Ilocos Region BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Luzon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Batac BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Batac BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ilocos Region BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, teens, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Ilocos Region BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I didn't do my research, Marcos's body was moved 3 months before I visited. The museum tells you about Marco's life before he became president but not much about his presidency which was disappointing...  more »
  • there is nothing much to see for 50 pesos entrance fee with the rude lady cashier outside the door who has not trained to have customer service. rude,not courteous and she doesn't smile. the place wil...  more »
  • We were there to visit the mauseleum one week before the remains of the former President was laid at LMB. We were expecting to find a queue but we were in luck because there were only few people at th...  more »
Google
  • Open parin ba 'to ngayon?
  • After finally reaching the province of Ilocos Norte, we headed to the town of Batac… and to one of the many houses owned by the Marcoses. Dark gray clouds started to appear and hovered over the town...😜
  • Informative. Well maintained. Plus you'll see the late ex-president in a cold glass box. Not creepy at all.
  • A museum for a dictator. Personally i didnt like the place, but ive never had a soft spot for murderous dictatorships.
  • Wish ko sana maka punta ako dito