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St. Maarten Museum

Front Street #7 | Wathey Square, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-542-4917
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This small museum, in a converted 1800s house, covers the culture and history of the island.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Front Street #7 | Wathey Square, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-542-4917
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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...More

Thank Spaten
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.

Thank Bryan F
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.

Thank Heidi B
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...More

1  Thank KVH629
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.

Thank murphyvt
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.

Thank JAA_MK
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...More

4  Thank Purmamarca
Reviewed November 28, 2015

I am sure that many tourists walk by this museum and don't even notice it. But it is quite amazing. The museum has such a variety of artifacts, photographs and so much history. It is well organized and very interesting. No cost is required but...More

1  Thank nsingleton
Reviewed November 16, 2015

Spent an interesting afternoon in the museum, most people feel Front St. is only for shopping, stop by the museum and learn the history of SXM

1  Thank gewilliamson
Reviewed November 10, 2015

teaches all about the island from beginning to present. well worth it. Right off main shopping street

Thank rita6620152015
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