Monuments are an important part of St. Maarten’s heritage. In 1992 The Heritage Foundation made the first inventory of the island’s monuments and published a booklet titled, “Historic Tour Guide St. Maarten”
In 2000 the government presented a monument ordinance to the public, which was followed by an official monument inventory in 2003. In 2009 forty (40) monuments have been registered in the official monument inventory. The Historical Tour Guide gives residents and tourists the opportunity to explore the monuments on the Dutch side of the island. The Historical Tour Guide is available in the Museum Shop.