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Address: | Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297-8-26099
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Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and...

Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and the Bon Bini Festival, a weekly folklore fair.

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this could be a very interesting stop but they need more things to look at . only one room was open when we were there and they were starting to assemble a collection in a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
Nick D
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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We expected to see some military artifacts and military history...we were somewhat disappointed....it was more about the history of the island's basket weaving / straw hat manufacturing way back when...then we had to pay $10 for the both of us...was so not worth it. We thought we were in an art gallery when we were looking at the exhibits...I wish... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

this could be a very interesting stop but they need more things to look at . only one room was open when we were there and they were starting to assemble a collection in a second. What they had was good - they just need more.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We found this place after a 3 mile hike from the ship. It should have been a 3 block hike but the map the ship gave was wrong. Anyways, it was "free" to get it in but they have a "suggested" donation fee of $5 a person. I see from other peoples posts that the price varies drastically. It was... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Hubby and I love history and were interested in taking a beach break. There really was almost nothing to see here. The little kitchen was interesting and we poked around a bit in the exhibit hall looking at the samples of woven hats, and yeah that's about it. I took a picture of the cannon out front to feel like... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

It's free and worth a stop, but I was expecting more. Last year we went to St. Croix, and the forts there are really impressive.

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Dayton, OH
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Our family of 4 paid $12 admission--totally not worth it. Nowhere to park close or get towed. When we finally found a place we could park it took only flourin change which we did not have and was a hassle to find. We have been to several Caribbean islands and was expecting more to see. Right before we got there... More 

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Peaks Island, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This relic is worth seeing if you happen to be walking by. It's small size raises one's curiosity about its hay day.

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

This is a small museum that tells you something about the history of the island and its population. The displays are somewhat basic, but the accompanying info is interesting if you take the time to read it. On the day we visited we were lucky enough to be given access to the roof of the bell tower. You have to... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Fort Zoutman is about 12-15 minutes of walking distance from the cruise ship pier. It is a colonial era historical museum. Entrance fee is $5 USD which is pretty reasonable.The lady at the counter can give you some information about the place. We explored inside where they have the historical museum and outside the fort, and found it very interesting... More 

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

It was a lovely little Museum with some old artifacts from the former fort and had information of some of the former inhabitants. Not all the exhibits were in English, which is to be expected, of course! This is not a huge facility with a great deal of resources but still has some very interesting items!! The entrance fee was... More 

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