Miami, Florida: Museum Where Elian Gonzalez Was Captured

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Museum of the Battle of Ideas

Address:
2319 NW 2nd St., Miami, FL
Directions:
The museum is the home of Delfin Gonzalez, Elian's great uncle. Find a parking spot on the street, walk to the front door, and knock. Fluency in Spanish is helpful. West of downtown and east of the airport, in the Little Havana district. From the Dolphin Expy/Hwy 836, take the exit onto NW 27th Ave./Hwy 9. Drive south about a mile, then turn left onto NW 3rd St. Drive five blocks, turn right onto NW 23rd Ave., then immediately turn right again onto NW 2nd St. Elian's house will be the third one on the right; it's sometimes decorated with flags and a big crucifix.
Hours:
No set hours. Delfin is often home during the week. Please be polite. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Museum Where Elian Gonzalez Was Captured

Six-year-old Elian was big news when he was caught and sent to Cuba by the Clinton administration. And you can visit the very room where history was made! Informal unmarked museum in a home.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/18/2010]

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Museum Where Elian Gonzalez Was Captured

Well worth a stop for anyone who lived through the ordeal of this poor child. Okay now in Cuba, but at the time this was non-stop news.

[R Mogel, 04/10/2019]
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