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Historical Museum Fort Zoutman

Zoutmanstraat 6, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 5199
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The fort was originally built to fend off raiding pirates, it then became a light house and... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Intcopiers
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London, United Kingdom
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Nice Educational Experience

We spent about an hour touring the fort, checking out the exhibits and climbing to the top of the... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
46ac2017
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Fort Zoutman houses the Aruba Historical Museum, the Willem III Tower and the Bon Bini Festival, a weekly folklore fair.
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Zoutmanstraat 6, Oranjestad, Aruba
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+297 588 5199
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The fort was originally built to fend off raiding pirates, it then became a light house and latterly a clock tower and museum. Aruba doesn't have much in the way of historic buildings and to be honest this isn't very impressive either.

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

We spent about an hour touring the fort, checking out the exhibits and climbing to the top of the tour for a great view.

Thank 46ac2017
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

A must visit to experience and learn more about Aruba's history. For a small fee entrance, you will love it.

Thank Tongansailor
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

These places need support to help them survive. go learn about fort zoutman, its history and the history of hat making in Aruba. really cool place.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Just want to clarify: Museo Arubano is a different museum than the history museum at Fort Zoutman. Any of the photos that feature an old wall with small windows are actually picturing Fort Zoutman. We didn't get to visit Museo Arubano, but I wanted to...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Shopping, dining, and you still need to learn a little about Aruba. Stop by Ft. Zoutman and take a quick tour. Five dollar entrance fee and you will see many interesting items on display. Workers are especially helpful. One small bathroom on the premise. You...More

1  Thank Marie A
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful. $5 is the suggested admission fee. The fort is fairly small. In one of the buildings there is a display about textiles/weaving which apparently was once a major industry on the island. The grounds are pretty small and can easily...More

1  Thank Sean O
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Although this museum isn't large, take time to see the exhibit on weaving and walk around the fort. When we were there, three modern artworks were also on display. The docent welcomed questions and all guests are allowed to climb the ladders to get to...More

Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

This Fort has quite a bit of history. Nice place to look around and the young lady that was there was very kind to give us a small tour and explain the history of the place. You can go up to the top where you...More

Thank Jasmine R
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

My wife spent a few hours here after we were done eating and walking around in the area. We head some steel drum music playing so we went over there and watched the performance of the local culture and the music.

Thank Kevin K
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