• INAH-Centro Comunitario Ecatepec, Casa de Morelos
    INAH-Centro Comunitario Ecatepec, Casa de Morelos
  • INAH-Centro Comunitario Ecatepec, Casa de Morelos
    INAH-Centro Comunitario Ecatepec, Casa de Morelos
  • INAH-Centro Comunitario Ecatepec, Casa de Morelos
    INAH-Centro Comunitario Ecatepec, Casa de Morelos
  • INAH-Centro Comunitario Ecatepec, Casa de Morelos
    INAH-Centro Comunitario Ecatepec, Casa de Morelos
  • INAH-Centro Comunitario Ecatepec, Casa de Morelos
    INAH-Centro Comunitario Ecatepec, Casa de Morelos
Centro Comunitario Ecatepec, Casa de Morelos
The former residence of the Viceroys—Bucareli and others were received here—José María Morelos was taken from here to be shot in 1815. It houses a rich collection of articles referring to the national hero. The upper floors are used for temporary exhibitions. Also on exhibition are some important mammoth bones.

Community center
About the museum
The museum occupies a building which dates from 1747. It was built by the Royal Consular Court for those officials who controlled the sluice gates of the San Cristóbal causeway/dike (or Albarradón) which ran for about two and a half miles across Lake Texcoco from the San Cristóbal Cathedral in Ecatepec to Venta de Carpio in the north of Mexico City. Since it was also the last rest house for viceroys before they arrived at the capital of New Spain from Veracruz, it was known as the House of the Viceroys too.

The Albarradón currently serves to continue the Morelos Road, and was part of the Mexico City-Laredo national highway and the former Mexico City-Pachuca highway. This construction and its surroundings, including the House of Morelos, were declared a Zone of Monuments in 2001.

Supreme Commander José María Morelos was brought to this house in secret (to prevent independence sympathizers from attempting to rescue him) on December 22, 1815. He was then shot and buried at the San Cristóbal parish church in Ecatepec, now Ecatepec de Morelos. A monument honoring this national hero was erected outside the house in 1864. After it became severely damaged, the current one was raised in 1912 and declared a historic monument in 1933.

The building opened its doors to the public as a community center in 1990, formally acquiring museum status in 1992. Its theme is the independence movement with a focus on Supreme Commander Morelos. As a community center, its spaces are available to citizens for such occasions as temporary exhibits, artistic and cultural activities, and academic events.
February 1990
February 1992
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INAH-FN/Fondo Casasola. ca. 1920
Monument to Morelos, front view
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INAH-FN/Fondo Casasola. ca. 1920-1924
Alvaro Obregón with officials during a tribute ceremony in San Cristóbal, Ecatepec
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INAH-FN/F. Ferrari Pérez. ca. 1810
House of José María Morelos y Pavón, facade
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INAH-FN/Fondo Casasola. 1815-12-22
Courtyard of the house where Morelos was shot in Ecatepec
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INAH-FN/Fondo Felipe Teixidor. 1920
House of Morelos in San Cristóbal, Ecatepec. State of Mexico. First floor room
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INAH-FN/Fondo Felipe Teixidor. 1920
House of Morelos in San Cristóbal, Ecatepec. State of Mexico. Facade
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INAH-FN/Fondo Culhuacán. ca. 1810-1821
San Juan Alcahuacan chapel, House of the Viceroys in Ecatepec
Practical information
Museum: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00 hrs. Library: Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00 hrs. Satuday to 9: 00 from 17: 00 hrs.

Free entry

  • No Smoking
  • No entry with food
  • Pets not allowed
Antigua Carretera México-Pachuca s/n, km 23.5, Col. San Juan Acalhuacan, Ecatepec, Estado de México, México.

Continuación Vía Morelos, between Av. Revolución (30-30) and Primero de Mayo.

From Mexico City, take the Mexico-Pirámides highway and take a right at the first toll booth, to continue along Vía Morelos.

By public transport from the Indios Verdes metro station, take a bus for Ecatepec that runs along Vía Morelos.


Services
  • Biblioteca
  • Estacionamiento
  • Guardarropa
  • Librería
  • Sanitarios
  • Visitas guiadas
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Facade, House of Morelos
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Death mask of Morelos
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