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Historical Museum Fort Zoutman

Zoutmanstraat 6, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 5199
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A real point of interest in Arubas history

These places need support to help them survive. go learn about fort zoutman, its history and the... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Milverton, Canada
The featured photo for this location is actually at Fort Zoutman.

Just want to clarify: Museo Arubano is a different museum than the history museum at Fort Zoutman... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Lisa D
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Zoutmanstraat 6, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 5199
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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.

Thank stonebrook1
Reviewed 9 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

1  Thank Lisa D
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

When I went here I expected to learn about the history of aruba and the fort. In stead there was a very simple exhibition about hatweaving and nothing else!!! I paid 5 dollar but wouldn't even go there if I was paid 10. This is...More

Thank Ernes_12
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The museum is located inside the fort. IT is quite small and only took a few minutes to check out. For us, the interesting part was getting to climb the tower. It is accessed by a series of wooden ladders, about 6, until you come...More

Thank jesmclaugh
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is in a small fort. At the entrance we got an explanation from a guide after that we walked around by our own. There was an exposition about the weaving industry on Aruba. In the past a lot of hats were made. There...More

Thank avmn
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