Visiting El Triunfo


Museum Complex Hours

Open 6 days per week • 10am to 5pm



Museum Tickets

— Prices are shown in Mexican Pesos (MXN)

  • Non Residents: 100

  • BCS Residents: 75

  • Students (and accompanying teachers): 60

  • Seniors: 60

  • Family (2 adults with 2 children over 6): 200

  • Children under 6: FREE

  • Members: FREE


Museum Membership

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Choose the membership level that is right for you. Prices are shown in Mexican Pesos (MXN).



  • NON-RESIDENT FAMILY: 750 (includes immediate family members)

  • BCS RESIDENT FAMILY: 500 (includes immediate family members)

Members receive FREE entrance to the Museum, a 10% discount in the Museum Gift Shop, excluding books and consignment items, 1 annual guest pass, and a 15% discount on overnight geology hikes at nearby Rancho Cacachilas.


Group Tours

With advance reservations, we offer geology and mining history tours to significant sites in the Ruta de Plata region. We invite teachers and youth groups to contact us about our educational programs. Custom tours may also be arranged.

El Triunfo in 1889 — Courtesy of Michigan State University Archives, Chamberlain Family Photo Collection

El Triunfo in 1889 — Courtesy of Michigan State University Archives, Chamberlain Family Photo Collection


About El Triunfo

El Triunfo is a historic mining village located in the La Paz Municipality, on the Baja California Peninsula in Northwestern Mexico. When silver and gold were discovered in the nearby mountains in 1862, miners from around the world arrived to settle in the region. In its heyday in the late 1890s, El Triunfo had a population of over 4,000 people, and was the largest town in Baja California Sur. In the early 1900s, a combination of factors—including hurricanes, the Mexican Revolution, and a drop in global silver prices—led to the town’s economic decline. Today, El Triunfo has a population of just over 300 people.



The Museo Ruta de Plata is located in El Triunfo on the tree-lined, cobbled Calle Ayuntamiento, between Calle Progreso and Calle Márquez de León, to the right of the Municipal Building and clock tower.


El Triunfo is situated at km 163 on Highway 1, approximately 122 kilometers (76 miles) north of Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), and approximately 48 kilometers (30 miles) south of the city of La Paz. Scroll on the above map to zoom in and out. Click and drag to reposition.


Other Things To Do

  • Explore the village, the Museo de la Musica, the ruins, the cemeteries & the chimneys

  • Join El Triunfo walking & mountain biking tours

  • Take part in guided tours to heritage mining sites at Rancho Cacachilas (Cacachilas & Canoas)

  • Visit other historically significant sites in the Ruta de Plata region:

    • La Paz

    • El Rosario / Las Gallinas

    • San Antonio

    • Real de Santa Ana

    • San Bartolo

    • Bahia de los Muertos

    • Isla Cerralvo

    • Todos Santos

    • Santiago

    • San Jose del Cabo


Educational Resources