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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 #8 of 11 Attractions in Philipsburg
Type: Museums
Owner description: This small museum, in a converted 1800s house, covers the culture and history of the island.
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Type: Museums
Owner description: This small museum, in a converted 1800s house, covers the culture and history of the island.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A wonderful friendly historical gem. It is out of the way and refreshingly quiet with the owner/creator sometimes present and with charming and friendly docents also willing to take time to explain the artifacts.

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a very charming little free museum that shows you a lot of the Islands rich and varied history. It is self guided and you can go at your own pace. There is a historian on hand if you have any questions.

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Alberta, Canada
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308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was so happy to stumble across the museum. I think that I saw a sign at ground level, or had a map with the museum marked on it. The lady who started the museum is well worth seeking out, because she is a fount of information, and is happy to share her knowledge with any curious visitor. If you... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Interesting artifacts, displays were set up very well, lot's of good historic information.Personnel available to ask questions.

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Portsmouth Hampshire UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Spent a good hour in here while in Philipsburg plenty to see and read about the islands a good collection of very old artifacts to see.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A welcome change of pace from shopping, eating and sun worshipping. Interesting for both adults and kids alike - this little gem has nicely exhibited relics from Sint Maarten's past. Definitely worth a visit.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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