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Address: Front St 7 | Wathey Square, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: 599 542 4917
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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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Hard to find, but a nice little museum with lots of artifacts

The address is 7 Front Street, but it's down an alley off of Front Street. Find #5 on Front Street and turn down that alley and you'll see it. There is a little shop, then you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2016
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

It is a nice little museum with a lot of history on the island. Lots of historical photos and information. The museum was not crowded when we visited and the owner was happy to answer all questions. The gift shop has some nice local artwork. Definitely worth a visit.

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1 Thank joanemck
St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Everyone should make a trip to see the museum to learn more about SXM. Please also donate to support all the wonderful people and volunteers that keep the museum going. There are also books and gifts to purchase there that you will enjoy.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The address is 7 Front Street, but it's down an alley off of Front Street. Find #5 on Front Street and turn down that alley and you'll see it. There is a little shop, then you take the stairs up to the museum. There is more there than I can remember or describe, but there are artifacts from the Arawak... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum packed with lots of artifacts and materials tucked away on a narrow side street in Philipsburg. If you are interested in history you should take the time to search this place out and spend an hour or so checking out their multitude of historical items

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Shaftsbury, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a great place to spend an hour or two while in Philipsburg. It is a great way to learn about the inhabitants past and present and the intertwined cultures that make Sint Maarten.

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Thank Bryan F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Small museum but packed and the gift shop has some local books. I picked one up one gem on the flora and fauna of the island.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We knew there was an historical museum in Phillipsburg and after asking many people we found it. Well worth searching for. The volunteer there when we visited, Rochelle, was excellent. The collection is small but has items from all time periods. Visitors should look for this Museum; one can learn something and see something besides tourist shops! But there are... More 

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Montgomery, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Small museum tucked away just off the Boardwalk. Nothing truly spectacular, but a good look at the area before Columbus, and an interesting survey of colonial development.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

This is a good place to escape the sun. The museum is hosed on Front Street and shows the history of the island through several exhibits.

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We would not have discovered this if not for browsing on Trip Advisor and other travel sites. It is located on a side shopping alley at the very beginning of Front Street, and even then you have to persist. The entrance is marked by a black sign over the door. Upstairs you will find a collection of interesting material and... More 

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