Philipsburg Courthouse, Philipsburg
(3.7/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Philipsburg is really added up for tourism. A nice small town with nice beaches. Delicious with a bath when the thermometer creeps over 30gr. A little worn feel to the city, but with charm.
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  • A pleasant kind of courthouse is located on the main street Philipsburg, so by pass. View of the building a little unexpected, bears no resemblance to the Court.
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  • This is an easy example of ST Martin history to see. You can even by a charm of it from one of the local jewelry stores.