The Quezon Memorial Circle is a usual hangout spot for picnics and other outdoor activities. We also visited the newly-renovated Quezon Memorial Museum, which is in the center of the circle.
The more we get to know about our First President of the Commonwealth era, the more we discover that there are other museums inside of it. Not one, but two! Yes, there are two more museums inside the Circle aside from the Quezon Memorial Museum. Today, we will feature one of the remaining two: The Quezon Heritage House.
The Quezon Heritage House was originally addressed in #45 Gilmore Street in New Manila, Quezon City. The house was the residence compound of President Quezon when he was recuperating from Tuberculosis, a sickness that eventually claimed his life. The president and his family often spend weekends there to seek respite from the fast-paced life in the city. They called it their “Lucky House”
In 2013, part of the then 75th year anniversary of the inauguration and cityhood of the Quezon City, the house that rested in Gilmore Street was transferred on the present site at the Quezon Memorial Circle. Today, it is the only house associated with President Quezon and his family that still exists, although only 60% of the original house and its furniture remain.
If you want to know about President Quezon as a politician, visit the Quezon Museum. If you want to know about his personal life, visit the heritage house.
Quezon Heritage House
Quezon City Memorial Circle, Elliptical Road, Quezon City
Museum Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays, 9am to 4pm (Closed on Mondays)
Admission is free, but donations are accepted.