Fodor's Expert Review Ft. Zoutman

Oranjestad and Environs Museum/Gallery

One of the island's oldest edifices, Aruba's historic fort was built in 1796 and played an important role in skirmishes between British and Curaçao troops in 1803. The Willem III Tower, named for the Dutch monarch of that time, was added in 1868 to serve as a lighthouse. Over time the fort has been a government office building, a police station, and a prison; now its historical museum displays Aruban artifacts in an 18th-century house. This is also the site of the weekly Tuesday night welcome party called the Bon Bini festival, with local music, food, and dance.

Museum/Gallery Military Site Historical Cruise

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Zoutmanstraat
Oranjestad, n/a Aruba  Aruba

297-582–5199

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