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Philipsburg Courthouse

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Address: Front Street, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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A good point of reference in town

It IS historic & right in the middle of town, so it's usually THE place my husband & I plan to meet when we separate while walking in Philipsburg. A great photo opp..,.and it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Naples, Florida
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San Juan Metro Region, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to hanging out. Market available, casinos, beach, restaurants and more. There's many kiosk to rent chairs, umbrellas, jets ski and others attractions. Many cheap markets and many food options.

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Manistique, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This view is one of the most photographed between the boardwalk and front streets. Love the historical charm as well.

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It IS historic & right in the middle of town, so it's usually THE place my husband & I plan to meet when we separate while walking in Philipsburg. A great photo opp..,.and it is a short walk from here to where the pier is that brings folks in from the cruise ships by water taxi.

Thank ParadiseElaine
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a sweet little courthouse in the heart of Phillipsburg. There's not a whole lot to it, but it's nice to take some pictures, and it has become something of a landmark in this tiny capital.

Thank ClintPage
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting St. Maarten, we decided to take an afternoon to poke around Philipsburg. It was an interesting mix of cultures, affluence and abject poverty. The courthouse stood as one building we could check out and photograph for our scrap book!

Thank Craigmyles
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Philipsburg courthouse is an historic landmark , that for many years also hosted the post office making it the central point of town, in recent history it has undergone intensive restauration and is back to only being the courthouse again

Thank Binkievan
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely building is in Front Street where the road is lined by shady trees. Its a great photo opportunity although we didn't go inside.

Thank Linda A
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This building can be found around the centre of Front St. A real old Dutch Colonial historical building in a beautiful setting. Well worth a visit when in Philipsburg and you may just be luck to get a view of inside if the court is not being used on that day. Queen Juliana has visited this on her visits to... More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit when on the island a quaint lovely building very picturesque in the sunshine.

Thank robert k
Stratford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This historic courthouse is located in the center of Front Street and if you ask directions this is the landmark that most residents will give you. It reminded us of an old fashioned school house and nothing that one would expect of a courthouse. Very interesting to see. Great place to take pictures.

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