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Santos Dumont House Museum (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont) Tours

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Santos Dumont House Museum (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont)
The Santos Dumont House Museum (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont) celebrates the life and accomplishments of a pioneer of aviation, Alberto Santos Dumont. His summer home in Petrópolis has been transformed into a small museum that gives visitors a peak into the famed-inventor’s life, who many don’t realize is disputed as the inventor of the airplane.

Built climbing up the hillside, this charming chalet is filled with peculiarities, reflective of Santos Dumont’s creativity and intellect. The house has three neatly compact floors, connected by a staircase made of racquets, which forces visitors to begin their ascent with the right foot. A highlight is the shower that Santos Dumont built himself while living there in the early 1900s, made out of a perforated bucket with a homemade alcohol water heater. In the living room are various artifacts and knick-knacks like Santos Dumont’s old notebooks, letters and clothing, an antique telephone, original blueprints, and old photographs. The top floor is home to the bedroom and a viewpoint that the inventor used as an astronomical observatory. Informational panels in multiple languages are on display throughout the museum, and there’s also a short film about Santos Dumont’s life, inventions and accomplishments. 
 

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The Museu Casa de Santos Dumont is located at Rua do Encanto, 22 in the city-center of Petrópolis. It is open Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is R$8 for adults, $4 for students, and free for children under 7 and seniors over 65. 

Address: Rua do Encanto, 22 – Centro, Petróplis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 25685-081, Brazil
Hours: Open Tues–Sun 9am–5:30pm
Admission: Adults: R$8; Students: $4; Children: Free
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Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

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Explore the mountain retreat of Petrópolis on this full-day guided tour. Once a summer holiday destination for the royalty of Brazil, Petrópolis features landmarks like the Crystal Palace, the Imperial Museum and the burial place of Dom Pedro II. Purchase a tour upgrade for a stop at Cervejaria Bohemia, where you'll taste one of Brazil's favorite lagers and learn about the history and science behind this brewery through a tour and interactive exhibits. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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What are Santos Dumont House Museum (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont) hours of operation?
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Santos Dumont House Museum (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont) hours of operation: Open Tues–Sun 9am–5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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