El Plumerillo is a village located 8 km from the city of Mendoza, in the department of Las Heras. It is located in a very important place that keeps part of Mendoza’s history: the historic Campo El Plumerillo. The place is located at the intersection of Lisandro Moyano and Independence, and reportedly was the place where General San Martin trained his soldiers before performing the Liberation Campaign.
Today the site serves as a thematic museum that attracts the public more diverse: from primary and secondary schools to tourists who want to know more of the land that San Martin chose to begin his work of liberation. The place is run by the Center for Studies and Research General San Martin.
The site features a reconstruction of what was the camp of the Army of the Andes as the main attraction, built with adobe, mud and reed ceilings and doors covered with cowhide. There are also platelet, an obelisk dating back to 1890 and a wall of fire. There are also dioramas for the little ones, dolls that recreate the formation of army columns.
Another room serves as reconstruction bedroom soldiers. It has an image of the Virgen del Carmen de Cuyo, made to scale, and pellones sheep as mattresses, blankets and woven besides a gun ready to shoot. This place has a special feature: visitors participate sanmartiniana recreations of history, such as melting in an ancient bellows ammunition and firing blanks. The historical field can be visited from Monday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 18 pm.