Philipsburg Courthouse, Philipsburg

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Explore Philipsburg's history with a visit to Philipsburg Courthouse, the former home of the town's founder, Commander John Philips. Built in 1793, the emblematic Dutch colonial-style building has since undergone several renovations and served different purposes, including fire station, jail, and post office. Today, it is an active courthouse--so those wishing to see the interior should temper expectations, as court proceedings in progress may impede visits. Outside, note the pineapple that sits perched at the top of the building, an international symbol of welcome. By using our Philipsburg tour itinerary planning site , you can arrange your visit to Philipsburg Courthouse and other attractions in Philipsburg.
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  • Nice well-maintained building but was closed to the public when we got there. There seemed to be some minor signs of hurricane damage but it hadn't been left in a state of disrepair, so would have bee...  more »
  • Loved the palm lined street view of the courthouse but now after the hurricanes about half of the palm trees have lost their tops. I hope they grow back to make this recognizable view what it once was...  more »
  • We just admired from the outside. Interesting architecture and in a great position at the end of the boulevard. Makes a good photo.  more »
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