Photos showing what the building is like now, as a museum:
I found this book, used, and bought it from a street vendor in 2010. It does not contain nearly as
Old actual photos from book, Moncada:
Old actual photo from Moncada Book of chicken coop and porch:
Melba Hernandez and Haydee Santamaria. Most of the rebels had driven hours from Havana, and arrived during the annual Carnaval.
On the walls:
The rebels kept rifles in a cistern outside, and hid cars from view in fake chicken coops. The museum contains replicas of these items.
The plan was to wear fake army uniforms and infiltrate the fort in the nighttime, while the soldiers were intoxicated from attending the Carnival, and sleeping. The women ironed the uniforms.
Other items in the home:
Fidel Castro made a speech in the driveway outside the home, which was said not to be very inspiring.
The attack failed, miserably, and Castro and many of his followers, those who weren't killed or escape, ended up in prison. The bullet holes in the Siboney Farmhouse now were supposedly planted by the Batista government after the attack. Soldiers killed many at the Moncada, but they were said to have brought some bodies here after the fact and shot holes in the building to make it appear they had been more aware.