Philipsburg Courthouse
Philipsburg Courthouse
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Greg W
Grapeland, TX642 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
First, this is a great meeting spot, taxi drop off and pick up spot, and if your group gets split up meet here spot. It’s right in the middle of the shopping area and you can’t miss it. It’s also a great spot for memorable pictures. There is often police guarding the front but they are friendly and you can take a picture with them. They are also good people to ask directions to. The whole downtown is safe and add this your must do list.
Written 15 July 2023
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada4,975 contributions
Nov 2022
This was one of our stops on your tour. It is in walking distance from downtown and cruise port. It was original built in 1793 and was the home of the town’s founder Dutch Navy Captain John Philips. It has had many renovations. It was once a jail, fire station, post office and now the court house. My favourite part is the pineapple on the top. Which symbolize hospitality.
Written 6 May 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,664 contributions
Jan 2023
Along with the nearby Saint Martin de Tours Church, this is the only notable edifice worth visiting from the historic point of view.
Originally, it was John Philips home - Scottish captain of Dutch Navy after whom town gained its name. It used to be a fire station and jail, today's a museum which was closed due to renovations.
Written 22 February 2023
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Srimanth Rudraraju
Greater London, UK332 contributions
Dec 2022
We ordered a taxi and the driver informed us that she'll pick us up near Court House. So, i happened to see the building. Its an interesting old architecture in a bustling street. Didn't go inside.
Written 30 December 2022
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,056 contributions
Apr 2022
One of the most emblematic, important sites on the island, this cupola-topped building is in the town’s core, on Front Street. Built in 1793, the shingled structure was the home of the town’s founder and namesake, Captain John Philips, a Scottish captain in the Dutch navy. Despite many renovations, his former residence has been a fire station, a post office and a jail. At the top is a wooden pineapple—the symbol for hospitality (also seen in Charleston). Inside the tower’s belfry are still 25 bells.
Written 17 April 2022
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Netwrkdude
Elizabethtown, KY28 contributions
Jul 2021
We stumbled upon the courthouse as we were window shopping. The building was not open so we were only able to see it from the outside.
Written 4 August 2021
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK1,712 contributions
Mar 2020
Historical old colonial courthouse apparently still in regular use and right in the centre of the old town. Sited among the bustling shops on Front Street, this wooden building is an architectural delight.
Written 30 March 2020
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Maggoo3193
Brockville, Canada255 contributions
Jan 2020
The heritage and culture preserved here is great to see. The old is mixed in with the new which makes for an interesting walk.
Written 28 January 2020
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Jeannine C
Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby, Canada26 contributions
Jan 2020
When you are on Frontstreet in Philipsburg, St-Maarten, this is the place where all taxis want to pick you up: but stop and look around you will see the old Courthouse.
Written 26 January 2020
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Roy S
Liverpool, UK18 contributions
Nov 2019
Water Taxi a good way to get from Pier to Beach and Front street in Philipsburg .Coach tour of Island incl boat tour of the Lagoon organised by Royal Caribbean was expensive . It did give one some indication of the destruction caused by the Hurricane two years ago with the time available in the Dutch capitol town too short .Weather on the day very mixed heavy showers
Written 22 December 2019
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