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.
Situated in Saunders, 2.3 miles southeast of Marigot, Emilio Wilson Historic Park always welcomes local residents and tourists who are rooming in this neighborhood. Regardless of whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you are free to drop by to enjoy a great time. From this location, Philipsburg is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the southeast.
There are a multitude of dining options to choose from in the community surrounding the park. KFC Daisy Road, which serves American fare, is also the most convenient dining option from the park. The restaurant is maybe about a half mile from the outdoor park, so stop in and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you and your group will have restaurants including Mark's Place and where you and your group will want to eat some Chinese dishes and experience the flavors of St. Martin.
Travelers who enjoy outdoor parks, and are interested in visiting others, should consider seeing Seaside Nature Park and Wathey Square; which are both within a car's reach of this page's park. Other kinds of nearby attractions include , which is a couple hundred yards away Saunders. Also, you might consider visiting St. Maarten Zoo, which is another attraction close by.
If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.
|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|
|Other Activities/Excursions||--||--||Cole Bay|
|Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit||Museum||--||--||Philipsburg|
|Other Attraction||1.7 mi. (0.4 km)||SE||Philipsburg|
|Other Activities/Excursions||1.8 mi. (1.7 km)||SW||1.0 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay|
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