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. Plan to see Philipsburg Courthouse and other attractions that appeal to you using our Philipsburg vacation generator.
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  • August 5, 2017
    There no more than for a good picture I think, because closed no is dislumbra if you can visit and whether it justifies to enter
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  • July 25, 2017
    You will come across this building as you walk along Back Street. Set back off the road the small road leading up to the enterence is lined by Coconut plams. What makes it striking is its unusual arch...  more »
  • June 22, 2017
    Laid out as the central reference point from the waterfront to Front Street, the Courthouse occupies one of three broad plazas from the beach. It's not got a lot to offer from the diversion standpoint...  more »

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