Wednesday, November 19, 2014


The Marcos Museum is located in Brgy. San Agustin, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, the place where the late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos was born on September 11, 1917 to Mariano Marcos and Josefa Edralin, both school teachers from well-to-do families. The records and pictures shown inside the museum reveal that Marcos had lived here until he was 8 years old since they (their family) moved to Batac.

Our group at the facade of the Museum

Visiting this museum was an enriching experience for one somewhat travels back in time and see what is the typical house of well-to-do family in the early 19th century pictured in a traditional 2-storey “bahay na bato” constructed in a red brick ground floor for storage and the wooden upper level, with its hardwood floor, reserved for the living quarters.

Old photographs inside the museum

The posters and old photographs displayed in the museum can tell what has transpired in the life of the Marcoses like the Marcos family tree, musical instruments, license plates of Marcos used for his cars, the furniture and fixtures used, various documents and the deep well at the back of the house on its second floor.

The deep well at the back of the second floor of the museum

This would not have been equipped as a museum had it not with the initiative of former First Lady Imelda R. Marcos to renovate it in 1977 during his husband’s (Pres. Marcos) 60th birthday. However, this has been abandoned when the Marcos were exiled to Hawaii and was restored back after that.

The deep well gives a clean water

If you want to visit this museum, then observe the time and days it is open to the public for viewing which is specifically during Mondays to Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon and 2:00 to 5:00 P.M.

The town of Sarrat is only 30 minutes drive west of Laoag City and is known also its exquisite old church of Santa Monica Parish Church where its belltower stands separate from the main church structure. Almost adjacent to it is a parish convent which looks very interesting.

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