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St. Maarten Museum

7 Front St | Wathey Square, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
599 542 4917
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Ranked #10 of 11 attractions in Philipsburg
Type: Museums
Description: This small museum, in a converted 1800s house, covers the culture and history of the island.
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I have seen better organised jumble sales, such a shame, it looks just thrown together. The only bit that looks good is over the stairs

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

i know a museum is a little off the wall for a sun and beach vacation BUT when you are shopping and see the museum on a side alley between the boardwalk and front street , and don't feel like being plied with beer or shots and need to leisurely look around , THEN BABY this is the place for... More

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San Antonio, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The Dutch side of this island is very pretty and for the women, the shopping is wonderful. There are all kinds of jewelry shops, watches, linen goods, etc. There are about 5 city blocks full of stores and to get there from a boat terminal, be sure to take the water taxi versus a cab to town. It's cheaper and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Very informative with a great gift shop. A must visit while in Phillipsburg. Will be coming back for the 'scratch world map'!

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Warrington, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

When we disembarked the cruise ship in the beginning of December, we went to the taxi stand by the dock in Phillipsburg and asked to be taken to the Saint Martin Museum. They dropped us off in the middle of the shopping district and pointed down the street, saying it was a block or two away. We headed in that... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Came upon the museum while walking front street. It is on the second floor of a building and covers the history of st Maarten from the Arawaks to today. There is even an area covering the geologic formation of the island. The volunteers who run the museum are extremely knowledgable and answered all of our questions.

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Hudson, NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had learned of this little museum on this site. It took us some time to locate it as every local but one did not know where it was. Hats off the lady who has overseen this archival effort from day one. There is an article about her in the museum on the second floor. As we were departing a... More

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Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I visited on Spetember 27th 2013. Basically an upstair floor dedicated to the people and founders of the island. Definitely worth an hour of ones time to vist. .

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a free museum on Front Street that is worth a visit. It provides a fairly complete view of island history with exhibits, models and dioramas. There is a rich collection of artifacts going back to prehistoric times and exhibits range from coin collections to household implements to nautical charts and ship models. Air conditioning is the one missing... More

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Perkinsville, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Pretty much a one room museum but worth the visit. No charge for admission, just a donation. Limited selection in the gift shop but we easily found something to purchase and thus support the museum. A welcome break from Front Street when there is a cruise ship ( or two) in port.

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