• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • 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 »

Photos & Multimedia

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – Our American Camp volunteer park host, Sue Ryan, has become closely acquainted with the eagles nesting near the visitor center. Her camera is always at the ready, and she is delighted to share her knowledge of the nesting pair with visitors. She's on duty Wednesday-Saturday. Stop in and say hello. Great photo, Sue!
Sue Ryan

A virtual visit will never equal the real thing, but it remains a great tool to plan a future visit or reminisce about a past one. San Juan Island National Historical Park is in the process of adding new features to the park’s web page, including virtual tours, Podcasts, and other new multimedia content. Stay tuned!

Did You Know?

West Valley Road on San Juan Island

Many of San Juan Island's roads trace sheep runs cut by Hudson's Bay Company workers. They were led, in part, by Fort Victoria Chief Factor and colonial Gov. James Douglas, from 1853 to 1859. Many of the workers were Cowichan Indians from Vancouver Island.