Baguio: Know the History, Culture and Its People at Baguio Museum

If you’re either a first time visitor or a frequent traveler to the Summer capital, this place is a must to visit. This museum contains artifacts and important information showing the culture, history and the people of Baguio and the Cordilleras.

This museum is located right at the heart of Baguio. It is only a couple of meters from the terminal, University of the Cordilleras, SM City Baguio and is across the street from Baguio City National High School. The building’s design is inspired from the traditional huts of Ifugao.

The building has four floors, and the second floor serves as the museum’s exhibit hall. Artifacts depicting the traditional Cordilleran life are displayed here, arranged by provinces in the Cordillera region – namely, Mountain Province, Benguet, Kalinga-Apayao, Abra, and Ifugao. Also seen here are a couple of dioramas depicting two traditional Cordilleran rituals: the Bodong, a Kalinga peace treaty agreement, and Imbayah, an Ifugao festival.

The third floor shows the history of Baguio from its inception, development and its transformation as a bustling city. Some important preserved documents and images, from the American and Japanese periods up to the modern times, are also displayed.

There are three miniature map models of Baguio complete with building replicas, centered in the Burnham Park area, each depicting three periods – pre-American, American and the modern period (as of 2009).

If you’re visiting Baguio, make sure to include this in your itinerary to further enrich your knowledge and understanding of the history, culture, and people of Baguio and the Cordilleras as a whole.

Entrance fee – PhP40

The Museum is just several meters from Burnham Park and bus terminal and can be approached by foot.


  • Burnham Park
  • Sunshine Park
  • Filipino-Japanese Friendship Park
  • Pine Trees of the World Park
  • Session Road


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  1. Stella de Guia says:

    thank you very Tupang Gala for this wonderful article and photos. more power!

  2. Ben Andaya says:


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