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Address: 7 Front St | Wathey Square, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: 599 542 4917
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Description: This small museum, in a converted 1800s house, covers the culture and...
This small museum, in a converted 1800s house, covers the culture and history of the island.
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This museum offers a little bit of everything.

There is good coverage from Arawaks to modern times. Also, good information on past hurricanes and recovery processes. Lots of historical pieces dug up or recovered from the sea... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
genjoe
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Maryland
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Ct.and StMaarten
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I am prejudiced as I volunteer at the Museum, but it is a great place and many people say so. We make many items right in the shop which helps to support the Museum and we also sell local made items or items of the Caribbean (Indians and other island's products)

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San Juan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

definitely take a moment from shopping and eating to check into this museum. run by volunteers, the museum is nothing short of charming. You really could spend a couple hours there reading all the details they have in the cute mom and pop museum.

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Maryland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

There is good coverage from Arawaks to modern times. Also, good information on past hurricanes and recovery processes. Lots of historical pieces dug up or recovered from the sea. Excellent use of an hour or two.

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Richardson, Texas
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
60 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a very small, free, museum with an eclectic collection of items from the island of St Maartin. The museum is hard to find off an alley near front street and the signage is surrounded by local souvenir shops. The collection includes old maps, canons, swords, guns and other period items. In the back room is a TV playing... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
46 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What a little gem this museum is. The ladies take great care and the history is rich. The displays are all well maintained and there is a good verity of Island history. Many people passed by but we thought this to a diamond in the rough.

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Newquay
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

At last a chance to discover more about the island. Very comprehensive and interesting displays ranging from history of settlement, life through ages to current marine and animal life that can be found on St Martin. Has a a nice giftshop attached with local art. Bit difficult to fin down a side alley between promenade and first street.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

You must stop here . You get glimpse of the island's history. you can purchase hand crafted articles at a very reasonable cost. The staff woman was very friendly and knowledgable.sorry I don't remember her name.

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Vancouver
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330 reviews 330 reviews
219 attraction reviews
333 helpful votes 333 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

In a short alley, squeezed in between stores/stands offering tourist souvenirs, I finally found this museum after having to ask locals on the Boardwalk and Front Street where it was. From the cruise ship dock, it took us about 12-15 minutes to walk to the museum, a good option to taking the water ferry which charged $5 one way for... More 

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Toronto
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166 reviews 166 reviews
24 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Small spot between Front St and the Boardwalk which houses a large amount or artifacts and historical items from St. Maarten's past. Worth spending an hour or two and entry was free when we went.

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North Platte, Nebraska
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259 reviews 259 reviews
65 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

On one of the first side streets once you get to the shopping area off of a cruise ship. Great little local artist type things and unique maps of St. Maarten - old and new!

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