• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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    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 through May 31. Grounds at both units are open from dawn to 11 p.m. More »

Short Wave Newsletter


San Juan Island National Historical Park's bi-weekly Short Wave provides readers with updates of park events, as well as information to enjoy, understand and get the most out of park visits. The free newsletter is available via email subscription throughout the year and is also posted on the park's Facebook site ("camppickett").

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Did You Know?

Capt. Lewis Cass Hunt

Capt. Lewis Cass Hunt, who squabbled with Capt. George E. Pickett over buildings on San Juan Island, was the brother of Henry Hunt, who commanded the Union artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg. Hunt's guns would largely decimate Pickett's division before they reached the Union lines.