Grand Case Landmarks

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There are a lot of reasons that people visit Grand Case: the shopping, the dinning, and the beaches.  But there is more to this town and its surrounding area for those who will be staying for more than a few hours.  Local landmarks are a great way to get to know about local heritage and what is important to those who live here, so sites like the Cultural Center simply must be explored. 

Museums

In case you enjoy learning about unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Grand Case. To see detailed information concerning each museum, just click on the name.

A landmark worth visiting is The Old House. It is situated in La Croisade, 2.4 mi. Southeast of central Grand Case. There are several exhibits inside the Old House Museum that offer a broad range of information. Visitors will find exhibits showing the history of the region and the island, including the Columbus expeditions and early colonization, as well as an entire exhibit dedicated to the advertisement history of rum.

Another option is Musée de Saint-Martin. It's a museum within reach of Grand Case. Musee de Saint-Martin provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about the history of St. Martin. Exhibits begin with a discussion of how life was on the island for the Arawak people, and moves towards how that all changed when Europeans discovered the island.

Musee Des Coquillages: The museum is open during the week from 10:00am until 6:00pm, with a two hour break starting at noon. On the weekend, the museum is only open from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

The table below summarizes more details concerning some museums worth checking out in and around the area.

Museums In and Around Grand Case
Name Phone Location
Cultural Center Grand Case -- 0.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Grand Case
Marigot Musee (059) 029-2284 Sandy Ground, 4.2 mi. South West of Central Grand Case
Musee Des Coquillages (059) 053-7531 Downtown Marigot, 2.9 mi. South West of Central Grand Case
Musée de Saint-Martin (059) 029-4836 Downtown Marigot, 2.8 mi. South West of Central Grand Case
The Old House (059) 087-3284 La Croisade, 2.4 mi. Southeast of Central Grand Case

Historical Sites

Fort Louis

Do you like learning about the history of foreign countries? If so, you should consider visiting a few of these historical attractions during your vacation.

Hope Estate Archeological Site is a historical site on the edge of Grand Case. The Hope Estate Archaeological Association is in charge of excavating Hope Estate, and over the years has amassed a huge collection of pottery and other artifacts, plus through the excavation of tombs learned about the Arawak peoples burial process. A tour of this site offered by the association will how off a number of the dig sites and uncovered artifacts.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Durat Bridge. It is located in Marigot, 2.5 mi. South West of central Grand Case. Named after the famous governor of the island, Durat Bridge was essential in connecting Marigot with the Northernmost part of the island and specifically to the village that is known today as Grand Case.

Mount Vernon Plantation: While it may not seem like much now, it was fields like Mount Vernon Plantation that gave St. Martin its wealth during the colonial and early independence eras of its history. This historical park will give visitors a unique insight into the production of sugar, rum, and the harvest of numerous spices.

Be sure to look through the following table to see historic sites in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Grand Case
Name Phone Location
Belvedere Plantation -- 3.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Grand Case
Border Obelisk -- 3.6 mi. South West of Central Grand Case
Durat Bridge -- 2.5 mi. South West of Central Grand Case
Fort Louis -- Downtown Marigot, 2.8 mi. South West of Central Grand Case
Hope Estate Archeological Site -- 0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Grand Case
Mount Vernon Plantation (059) 029-5062 2.3 mi. Southeast of Central Grand Case
Old Prison -- Downtown Marigot, 2.9 mi. South West of Central Grand Case
Spring Sugar Mill -- Downtown Marigot, 2.9 mi. South West of Central Grand Case

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors may enjoy some other worthwhile attractions nearby.

One popular destination is Sint Maarten Carousel. It is a part of Carousel Gelateria Bar and found within Cole Bay, 5.2 mi. South-Southwest of central Grand Case. Sint Maarten sure is fun for the adults, but the children deserve something too! While exploring Cole Bay, surprise them with a trip to a carousel, where they will be able to ride the horses and carriages around, while parents can watch from the cocktail and espresso bar.

Some of the other kinds of landmarks close to Grand Case are shown down below.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Grand Case
Name Type Location
Groot Bai Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.9 mi. South of Central Grand Case
Sint Maarten Carousel Tourist Attraction Cole Bay, 5.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Grand Case

Bear in mind, Grand Case has other attractions. To get more information on other attractions for Grand Case, check out this page.

 

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