American Camp Visitor Center Closed Christmas and New Year's Days.
The American Camp Visitor Center will be closed Christmas Day, December 25 and New Year's Day January 1. Grounds at both American and English camps will remain open from dawn to 11 p.m.
Park on Fall Schedule
The American Camp visitor center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Wednesday-Sunday. The English Camp contact station is closed for the winter. Grounds at both units are open from dawn to 11 p.m. More »
Ranger-guided Pre-visit Materials
American Camp Historic Guided Walk
The American Camp self-guided history walk helps visitors relive the Pig War on a one-mile trail that starts in the visitor center picnic area. The guide is conveniently numbered to correspond to numbered posts.
English Camp Historic Walk
Use this booklet to discover the many layers of English Camp's past along the route that starts at the bottom of the park entrance trail. The map and guide correspond to the numbered site markers.
Jakle's Lagoon Nature Walk
The purpose of this curriculum resource is to provide teachers and students with hands-on activities and materials to better understand this important historic event. Beyond the war’s quaint title, there is a deeper lesson: that people can and should take every opportunity to stop and listen to one another and to employ peaceful means to resolve conflicts.
Junior Ranger Activity Book
The Junior Ranger activity book is designed to help youngsters explore the visitor center and self-guided interpretive trails in the park units and experience activities conducted by the park rangers and volunteers. Completion of the booklet earns a Junior Ranger Badge.
Did You Know?
James Alden, commander of the USCS Steamer Active, carried dispatches during the Pig War crisis. During the Battle of Mobile Bay he led the Union fleet into the harbor until stalled by Confederate mines. That's when Admiral David G. Farragut shouted "Damn the torpedoes..."