De La Cruz Ancestral House

San Roque, Cavite City
The Philippines

The DLC Ancestral House is a local private museum located at the heart of Lopez Jaena Street in San Roque, Cavite City. It is a mid-century house built by Florentina Gomez of Funeraria Central from whom it was acquired by José and Amparo de la Cruz in 1960. The house became the office and chapel of Funeraria Filipinas until the 1980s. Funeraria Filipinas was founded in 1953 and is regarded as the oldest operating funeral home in Cavite City. The house contains various collections like flora and fauna of the Philippines, visual arts, and ethnographic materials. It is also a space for practicing and preserving Caviteno heritage. In addition to the collection, there is a regular seasonal exhibition program in-house and online.