Historical Sites, Museums & Art
Explore Aruba’s historical sites to gain perspective of the island
and the life of its inhabitants.
California LighthouseThe California Lighthouse, which was named after a U.S. sailing ship dating from 1916. It has breathtaking, panoramic views.
North end of L. G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba.
Bushiribana Gold Mill RuinsAruba had its very own version of the Gold Rush extracting over 3 million pounds of the precious metal. Today the sandstone and coral ruins are all that remain of this once bustling gold mill. Enjoy the picturesque location.
Etnia NativaThis one of a kind Native Aruban Art Gallery & Museum is a MUST see experience. All art exhibited is created from recycled materials and inspired by the Aruban culture of past.
Alto Vista ChapelThe chapel was built in 1952 on the site of the original, and first, Catholic church built in Aruba in 1750 by a Spanish missionary, Domingo Antonio Silvestre. The bright yellow chapel is reached by a winding road lined with white crosses marking the stations of the cross. It is a special place for peace and contemplation, surrounded by the Aruban countryside.
Fort Zoutman MusuemThe fort, named after Dutch Rear Admiral Johan Arnold Zoutman. Noted as the oldest building in Oranjestad. It has served as both a lighthouse and public clock tower. Open M-F 8:30am - 4:00pm