Construction of the Fuerte San Jose El Alto finished on August 9, 1792. Within the 1,828 sq. meters (19,676 sq. ft) of this building, considered to be a historical monument and cultural heritage of humanity site, are the facilities of the Museo Historico Reducto San Jose El Alto “Arms and Sailors,” which opened in 1995. Its mission is to promote the general history of the state of Campeche, with emphasis on maritime trade and piracy. Its collections exhibit original weapons from the 16th to 19th centuries, scale replicas of various ships, a room dedicated to colonial trade, and a model of the walled fort in its original form.
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm.