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Reviewed 12 September 2019

Visited late August...nobody around. Beautiful old courthouse & since my husband is in legal profession we had an interest in touring the interior of this building. The ladies inside at the entrance were not friendly & refused a simple request to view the interior of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank texaslizE
Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

Among the bustling shops - mainly jewelry shops on front street which attract cruise line passengers with free gifts galore, sits a quaint house which at first sight seems just to be a house. However on closer inspection you notice the sign ‘Courthouse’ This Building...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 August 2019

This beautiful historic building is the centerpiece of Front Street. It is a very popular tourist spot for great photos.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank John K
Reviewed 30 June 2019

So pleased to see this lovely structure still standing after the devastating hurricane.. A powerful building that is very historic and attractive

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 24 May 2019

You can't miss it. Lovely building on Front Street. Great job restoring after the hurricane. Near the water taxi pier and the boardwalk.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank theresacadams
Reviewed 4 May 2019

We came across this charming building during our walk on Front Street. The original building dates to 1793 and was the home of the town’s founder and namesake, Dutch Navy Captain John Philips. It’s got an interesting history, having served as the town’s fire station,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 30 April 2019

This courthouse is still used daily here in St Maarten. We saw a police paddy wagon drive up and deliver up prisoners facing trial here. The courthouse is located in the middle of town on Front Street among all the jewelry stores and shops oddly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank midwaytoheaven
Reviewed 7 April 2019

Walked from the water taxi over to front street and then to the courthouse and it is a great place to take photos with the palm trees framing the courthouse

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Phar6045
Reviewed 19 March 2019

I walked to this historic courthouse for a quick break from sunbathing a couple blocks away at Holland House Beach Hotel's stretch of sand on Great Bay Beach in downtown Philipsburg. (See my reviews "An oasis in a sea of people" and "A pleasant surprise.")...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 10 March 2019

Visitid all of philipsburg but trip advisor is only set up to review reataurants or specific buildings! I've waisted enough time on this the first of 14 island reviews on a cruise!! Philipsburg is a nice easy city to walk round. Make sure you do...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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