• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • American and English Camps Visitor Centers Open Labor Day

    The American and English camps visitor centers will be open on the Labor Day holiday, September 1. Call 360-378-2240, ext. 2226 or 360-378-4409 for information.

  • English Camp Visitor Contact Station on Winter Schedule

    The English Camp visitor contact station in the Royal Marine Barracks is closed for the season, starting September 2. Grounds are open daily from dawn to 11 p.m.

  • American Camp Visitor Center on Winter Schedule

    The American Camp visitor center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from September 2 to June 6, 2015. Grounds remain open daily from dawn to 11 p.m. Telephone 360-378-2240, ext. 2227 or 2226 for information. More »

Self Guided

Waysides such as English Camp's parade ground piece make the camp's past come alive for students and casual visitors alike.
Waysides such as English Camp's parade ground piece (above)make the camp's past come alive for students and casual visitors alike.
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San Juan Island National Historical Park visitor services were designed, in part, to provide information for visitors arriving after hours.

Self-guided walk booklets are available in trail head boxes at both park units and year round in the American Camp visitor center. The park map and guide, annual newspaper, Pig War education resource guide and Junior Ranger worksheets are also available online and year round in the American visitor center.

Additionally, at both camps, wayside exhibits provide immediate interpretive information at locations of historical significance.

Did You Know?

osprey

Each year at English Camp, an osprey pair establishes a nest on a snag looming above the parade ground.Visitors can track the progress of the young via bird scope. More...