Since it was originally constructed as the home of Commander John Philips (the founder of Philipsburg) in 1793, this historic building has been a great many things. A home, a jail, a fire station, and a post office. In the end, it is remembered as St. Maarten's historic courthouses, and tourists visit it on an almost daily basis.
Today the Courthouse stands only as a historic building viewable from the street. Many people find it to be great landmark to start and end her tour of Philipsburg with.
The building that the Old Courthouse is located in looks much like a Dutch Boathouse. With a clock at the top and a wooden sign reading "The Courthouse" above a prominent balcony, this is an easily recognizable landmark amidst all that surrounds it in historic Philipsburg.
Philipsburg is a good option for those wishing to visit The Courthouse, because travelers to this area of St. Martin will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. Despite the fact that the region isn't jam-packed with visitors, you will still have a dozen or so of lodgings to pick from.
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There are several picks of restaurants to select from in the neighborhood nearby this historical site.is a wonderful locale to dine on your way to spending time at this historical site, and will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. and are some of the other refreshment choices nearby where you have the chance to enjoy the local cuisine in St. Martin.
Tourists can walk by the front of the Courthouse to take in the historic structure's architecture whenever they please, though nighttime viewing is not recommended.
There is no fee charged for people who want to catch a glimpse of the Courthouse.
Location: Front Street, Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
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