• 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 »

Park Newspaper


San Juan Island National Historical Park's Short Wave provides readers with a weekly update of events and information to enjoy, understand and get the most out of their visits. The newsletter is published each Monday throughout the year and is posted online and on the park's bulletin boards. Copies also are available at the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, the Convention and Visitor Bureau and our Facebook site.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

George E. Pickett, a West Pointer and Mexican War veteran, was the first U.S. commander on San Juan Island. He would resign his commission on San Juan and go on to lead his Confederate division in the climatic charge that bears his name at the Battle of Gettysburg.