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.
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.
You may enjoy staying in downtown Marigot if you plan on visiting Musée de Saint-Martin, as those visiting this part of St. Martin will be excited to have easy museum access for the duration of their trip. There is an adequate amount of lodgings in the area surrounding this museum.
If you find yourself hungry after spending time in the museum, no problem -- there is a numerous supply of lunch and dinner spots within traveling distance. The most convenient restaurant is La Marrakech and Bistro Nu where you and your party should be sure to test out Caribbean cuisine and experience the flavors of St. Martin., an ideal eatery to have a bite to eat at before spending some time at Musée de Saint-Martin. Also within reach, you and your companions will have eateries like
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.
Admission into the museum costs $5 per person.
Phone Number: (059) 029-4836
Location: Terres-Basses Road, Marigot, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
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