Emilio Wilson Historic Park

Emilio Wilson Park sits on the grounds of what was once a sugar plantation kept in operation by slave labor. In 1954, Emilio Wilson, the grandson of a former slave, bought the property and opened it to the public as a park in memory of the slaves who made St. Martin what it was. Today, the property is controversial, but it remains open for recreational use.

Although the Emilio Wilson Park is a traditional park where you can picnic, run, and play, the grounds have also been transformed into a living museum. Reconstructed versions of the slave quarters, an outhouse, a watch house, and a school stand on the grounds, waiting to be explored by history buffs.


Located in Saunders, 2.3 miles southeast of Marigot, Emilio Wilson Historic Park invites local customers and visitors who are lodging in this neighborhood or nearby. Regardless of whether or not you're staying very close, you should consider stopping by to enjoy a great time. If you're wondering, Philipsburg is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the southeast.

Nearby Restaurants

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the region immediately near the outdoor park. The most proximate restaurant to Emilio Wilson Historic Park is KFC Daisy Road, which serves American dishes. It's just about a half mile away from Emilio Wilson Historic Park, so grab a table and enjoy a meal. Mark's Place and China Town Restaurant are some of the other restaurant choices nearby. At China Town Restaurant you and your party might try a bite of Chinese cuisine and enjoy the culture of St. Martin.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are a fan of outdoor parks, and are interested in visiting others, should consider going to Seaside Nature Park and Wathey Square; both are within traveling distance of this page's park. You'll find some additional places of interest nearby, including Mary's Fancy Plantation, which is a couple hundred yards away Saunders. Also, you might consider heading over to St. Maarten Zoo, which is another attraction close by.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. Attractions close-by can be found in the following table.

Attractions Near Emilio Wilson Historic Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Mary's Fancy Plantation Other Activities/Excursions 0.1 mi. (2.5 km) SE Saunders
St. Maarten Zoo -- 1.1 mi. (1.5 km) E Philipsburg
Fort Willem I Historic Site 1.2 mi. (1.3 km) S Little Bay
Philipsburg Theatres Other Activities/Excursions -- -- Philipsburg
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Museum -- -- Philipsburg
The Salt Pickers Other Attraction 1.7 mi. (0.4 km) SE Philipsburg
Megaplex 7 Other Activities/Excursions 1.8 mi. (1.7 km) SW 1.0 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Caribbean Cinemas - St. Maarten Megaplex 7 Other Activities/Excursions 1.8 mi. (1.7 km) SW 1.0 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay

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Location: Saunders, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten


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