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Colonial and Historical

Presently an intrinsic part of the Historical Museum of Aruba, Fort Zoutman was originally a Dutch military fortification. It was completed in 1798 and was named after Dutch Rear Admiral Johan Arnold Zoutman. The fort underwent several periods of renovation and disuse until it was abandoned entirely in the 1930s.

The impressive three-story tower at the entrance to the fort was built in 1868, and in the early 1980s both the tower and fort were restored and opened as part of the island's museum. Visitors can see exhibits and artifacts from the island's earliest recorded history up to the present day.

Open in Google Maps: Zoutmanstraat 6, Oranjestad, Aruba

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