Musée de Saint-Martin

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. Eventually you will work your way all the way to present day, and even have the opportunity to view exhibits on the island's landscape. Guided tours are available in both French and English.

Exhibits

The first showroom features an exhibit on the life of the Arawak Indians, and includes artifacts excavated from historic settlement areas. The most impressive of these artifacts is a molding of a Indian burial dated to 450 AD.

The second showroom details the coming of the Europeans, and all the tools, disease, and war they brought with them. Here, you will also learn about the cultivation of agriculture that came with European settlement.

In the third showroom, you will learn how the landscape of the island has changed over the centuries, through scale models, photographs, and more.

Staying Close

Consider staying in downtown Marigot if you plan on visiting Musée de Saint-Martin, since travelers to this part of St. Martin will have the benefit of convenient access to the museum during their time there. With just a few accommodations around the area within the vicinity of the museum, only moderate tourist movement should be bargained on.

Hotels near Musée de Saint-Martin
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Centr' Hotel Hotel -- --
Le Cigalon Hotel Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Musée de Saint-Martin patrons often also make a visit to Galisbay, the most conveniently accessed beach, and an ideal place to relax in the sand following a trip to this site.

Information

Operating Hours

The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a break between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Payment

Admission into the museum costs $5 per person.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (059) 029-4836

Location: Terres-Basses Road, downtown Marigot, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Website: http://www.museesaintmartin.com/

 

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