St. Maarten Heritage Museum

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Filled with relics, paintings, and other collections, Sint Maarten Heritage Museum attempts to tell the story of Sint Maarten from its pre-colonial days to the present. Anyone interested in history or the island that they are visiting will want to stop the museum.

What to Expect

Visitors to the museum will be able to wander from the early days of the indigenous Arawak people, exploring further to the colonial battles of Spain, France, and the Netherlands, to the era of modernization and finally to Sint Maarten today.

The museum is set inside a rather modest looking house, but offers a wealth of important information.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in Philipsburg if you plan on visiting St. Maarten Heritage Museum, since visitors to this region of St. Martin will have the benefit of easy access to this museum during their time there. There are a suitable amount of hotels around the neighborhood around St. Maarten Heritage Museum.

Hotels near St. Maarten Heritage Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Holland House Beach Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.4 km) NW
Horizon View Beach Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) NW
Seaview Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.1 km) WNW
Sea Palace Resort Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.2 km) WNW
Ernest Hotel Hotel -- --
Midtown Motel Motel -- --
Monte Oro Hotel Motel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Those visiting St. Maarten Heritage Museum will be able to enjoy a handful of outdoor activities like working on their golf game and enjoying water sports within traveling distance. Museum guests also interested in golfing should look into the nearest course, Mullet Bay Golf Course. If you aren't a golfer, there's no need to fret - go over to Great Bay, the closest beach. Though the selection isn't overly extensive, one or two other comparable outdoor options can be reached from St. Maarten Heritage Museum. Visitors will discover a variety of interesting places out of the sun in this general area. Located only a short distance away are another pair of interesting sites nearby you may want to check out--Wathey Square and The Courthouse.


Operating Hours

The museum is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday. On Saturday the museum is open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., while during the week it stays open two hours later until 4:00 p.m.


Admission into the museum costs $5(USD) per person.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (721) 542-4314

Location: 7 Front Street, Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten


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