Fodor's Expert Review Musée d’Archéologie Précolombienne et de Préhistoire

Fort-de-France Museum/Gallery

A hidden treasure with an unassuming entrance, it is just down the street from the hotel l’Imperatrice. A multistory archaeological museum, it houses some 2,000 artifacts that go way back to the era when Indians were the indigenous inhabitants. If luck is with you, an English-speaking guide will make it all come alive. Young boys take to this museum, "digging" the early peashooters, poison darts, hammocks that took a year to make, and the shaman's headdress. Women are fascinated by the jewelry fashioned from natural materials, boar tusks, and exotic bird feathers. A good time to sample this dose of prehistory is on a typically hot city day, for the air-conditioning is frigid.

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Quick Facts

9 rue de Liberté
Fort-de-France, n/a Martinique  97200, Martinique

0596-71–57–05

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