Fort Zoutman | Arubiana

Fort Zoutman is a military fortification at Oranjestad, Aruba. Originally built in 1798 by African slaves, with materials provided by the Amerindians, who performed Statute Labour or corvée for the Dutch West India Company, it is the oldest structure on the island of Aruba and regarded by UNESCO as a 'Place of Memory of the Slave Trade Route in the Latin Caribbean the Willem III Tower was added to the west side of the fort in 1868. The fort and tower were restored and re-opened in 1983 as the Historical Museum of Aruba.

This museum is temporarily closed.