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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  • This historic attraction is located right in the center of town along Front Street. The courthouse was closed to the public when we were there due to Family Court and it is not generally open to the p...  more »
  • The island of Saint Martin, and a true paradise. Besides beaches, deep blue sea water, a warm people, without that pressure of the sellers as we face in other islands. A shopper's paradise at the Dutch, without taxes.
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  • A great landmark in St. Maarten. I wish my timing was better and that I was able to see court in action. I attended on a day that was family court and closed to the public. A very famous building that...  more »

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