Raised
$283,917.67
Goal
$295,320.00

International Cottage


The House of Panama (est. 1989) has been working tirelessly to bring the legacy of Panamanian culture to Balboa Park’s more than 10 million visitors annually. We are drawn together by the love of Panama and desire to share that love with the world. More Information about Balboa Park

For over 25 years, the House of Panama has lacked a physical space in which to expose Balboa Park visitors to its rich culture and history. It has been limited to attending organized events held outside, borrowed space from the House of Pacific Relations and other cottages; and a small 3 cubic foot display cabinet alongside 34 other countries in the Hall of Nations.

Set to break ground in early fall 2017, the building of a House of Panama International Cottage Museum in Balboa Park will cement the historical importance of the Panama Canal to the City of San Diego. The history of Balboa Park in San Diego is directly linked to Panama going back 100 years to 1914; when Balboa Park celebrated the completion of the Panama Canal during its 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

The House of Panama asks for your support to reach our goal to raise $295,320.00 to build the first of its kind International Cottage dedicated to Panama in the United States. All the funds will go to the construction and design of the House of Panama International Cottage Museum. Every dollar counts!



  • Proposed Street View 1

    Proposed Street View 1

  • Proposed Street View 2

    Proposed Street View 2

  • Proposed Building Locations 1

    Proposed Building Locations 1

  • Proposed Building Locations 2

    Proposed Building Locations 2

  • Proposed Floor Plan and Basement Donation Benefits

    Proposed Floor Plan and Basement Donation Benefits

  • International Cottage Fund breakdown

    International Cottage Fund breakdown

  • Current Aerial View

    Current Aerial View





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Sponsorship Level


Your online donation will be processed by PayPal. The House of Panama is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits:


Las Bovedas ($25USD donation)
  • Receive a grateful mention on our Website and Social media sites for your generous contribution as a "Las Bovedas" sponsor
  • Your name printed in our guestbook to be displayed prominently in House of Panama's International Cottage as a "Las Bovedas" sponsor
Islas San Blas ($50USD donation)
  • Receive a grateful mention on our Website and Social media sites for your generous contribution as an "Islas San Blas" sponsor
  • Your name printed in our guestbook to be displayed prominently in House of Panama's International Cottage as an "Islas San Blas" sponsor
Coiba Marine Park ($100USD donation)
  • Receive a grateful mention on our Website and Social media sites for your generous contribution as "Coiba Marine Park" sponsor
  • Your name printed in our guestbook to be displayed prominently in House of Panama's International Cottage as "Coiba Marine Park" sponsor
Fuerte San Jeronimo ($250USD donation)
  • Receive a grateful mention on our Website and Social media sites for your generous contribution as a "Fuerte San Jeronimo" sponsor
  • Your name printed in our guestbook to be displayed prominently in House of Panama's International Cottage as a "Fuerte San Jeronimo" sponsor
Fuerte San Lorenzo ($500USD donation)
  • Receive a grateful mention on our Website and Social media sites for your generous contribution as a "Fuerte San Lorenzo" sponsor
  • Your name printed in our guestbook to be displayed prominently in House of Panama's International Cottage as a "Fuerte San Lorenzo" sponsor
  • Souvenir book of House of Panama photographs
  • Underwriting of BASEMENT construction, with recognition prominently displayed in the MAIN HALL of House of Panama's International Cottage
Isla Taboga ($750USD donation)
  • Receive a grateful mention on our Website and Social media sites for your generous contribution
  • Your name printed in our guestbook to be displayed prominently in House of Panama's International Cottage as an "Isla Taboga" sponsor
  • Souvenir book of House of Panama photographs
  • Underwriting of KITCHEN construction, with recognition prominently displayed in the MAIN HALL of the House of Panama's International Cottage
Amador Causeway ($1,000USD donation)
  • Receive a grateful mention on our Website and Social media sites for your generous contribution
  • Your name printed in our guestbook to be displayed prominently in House of Panama's International Cottage as an "Amador Causeway" sponsor
  • Souvenir book of House of Panama photographs
  • Underwriting of WALL 1 construction, with recognition prominently displayed in the MAIN HALL of the House of Panama's International Cottage
Casco Viejo Bronze ($2,500USD donation)
  • Receive a grateful mention on our Website and Social media sites for your generous contribution
  • Your name printed in our guestbook to be displayed prominently in House of Panama's International Cottage as a "Casco Viejo" Bronze sponsor
  • Souvenir book of House of Panama photographs
  • Underwriting of WALL 2 construction, with recognition prominently displayed in the MAIN HALL of the House of Panama's International Cottage as a Bronze sponsor
Panama Viejo Silver ($5,000USD donation)
  • Receive a grateful mention on our Website and Social media sites for your generous contribution
  • Your name printed in our guestbook to be displayed prominently in House of Panama's International Cottage as a "Panama Viejo" Silver sponsor
  • Souvenir book of House of Panama photographs
  • Underwriting of WALL 3 construction, with recognition prominently displayed in the MAIN HALL in the House of Panama's International Cottage as a Silver sponsor
Panama Canal Gold ($10,000USD donation)
  • Receive a grateful mention on our Website and Social media sites for your generous contribution
  • Your name printed in our guestbook to be displayed prominently in House of Panama's International Cottage as a "Panama Canal" Gold sponsor
  • Souvenir book of House of Panama photographs
  • Underwriting of WALL 4 construction, with recognition prominently displayed in the MAIN HALL in the House of Panama's International Cottage as a Gold sponsor
Cerro Ancon Platinum ($25,000USD donation)
  • Receive a grateful mention on our Website and Social media sites for your generous contribution
  • Your name printed in our guestbook to be displayed prominently in House of Panama's International Cottage as a "Cerro Ancon" Platinum sponsor
  • Souvenir book of House of Panama photographs
  • Underwriting of ROOF construction, with recognition prominently displayed in the MAIN HALL in the House of Panama's International Cottage as a Platinum sponsor