• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • English Camp Visitor Contact Station on Summer Schedule

    The English Camp visitor contact station in the Royal Marine Barracks is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily through September 1. Grounds are open daily from dawn to 11 p.m.

  • American Camp Visitor Center on Summer Schedule

    The American Camp visitor center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through September 1. Grounds remain open daily from dawn to 11 p.m More »

  • Brief American and English Camps Visitor Center Closure

    The American and English camps visitor centers will be closed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 27. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For Teachers

Boys at field day
Two boys from Friday Harbor Elementary School express delight in an exercise that is part of the park's "Habitats" ecuation program.
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Why an Education program?

The National Park Service's Organic Act of 1916 gave us the responsibility to "… conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." Education help us to protect these parks for the future.

The goals of our program are:

* To give educators the tools to plan a successful field trip to San Juan Island NHP.

* To provide educators with activities to enhance student learning at San Juan Island NHP.

* To help educators integrate San Juan Island NHP into their curriculums.

* To give educators resources for planning curriculum related activities relevant to San Juan Island NHP themes.

We hope you find these pages useful. They will be revised periodically as the need arises, and you can assist by telling us how they worked for you. As always, if you have any questions, please contact us using the numbers below:


San Juan Island NHP
PO Box 429 Friday Harbor, WA 98250
e-mail us
Telephone: (360)378-2240, ext. 2228

Did You Know?

Rear Adm. R. Lambert Baynes

British Rear Adm. R. Lambert Baynes immediately superseded Governor Douglas’s orders to land Royal Marines on San Juan Island, cautioning his captains only to fire if fired upon. “Tut, tut, no, no, the damned fools,” he was heard to say on first hearing of the standoff. More...