Museo ni Rizal sa Dapitan lets visitors revisit Rizal’s life while in exile. (Image: National Historical Commission of the Philippines)
History buffs can retrace the life of the Philippine national hero while in exile at Dapitan. The Museo ni Rizal sa Dapitan, a 34-ha. farm located in Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte holds four galleries filled with Rizal’s personal effects, letters, and other memorabilia. The museum is the same site where Rizal built a farm, school, and boys’ dormitory while he spent four years in exile. Visitors can also enjoy online lessons from the National Historical Commission on Philippine History at the e-learning room of the museum. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.