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    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • English Camp Visitor Contact Station on Summer Schedule

    The English Camp visitor contact station in the Royal Marine Barracks is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily through September 1. Grounds are open daily from dawn to 11 p.m.

  • American Camp Visitor Center on Summer Schedule

    The American Camp visitor center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through September 1. Grounds remain open daily from dawn to 11 p.m More »

  • Brief American and English Camps Visitor Center Closure

    The American and English camps visitor centers will be closed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 27. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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?

Belle Vue Sheep Farm in 1859

Belle Vue Sheep Farm, founded in 1853 on San Juan Island, was a classic HBC sheep station with two rows of tidy log houses, heavy-duty fencing for sheep pens and an English-style, double-bay barn. Its establishment created tensions that nearly brought war with the United States. More...