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 »
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.
Two media elements are available on this page: Quicktime VR (QTVR) Movies and JPEG Panoramic Images.
QTVR movies allow viewers, for the most part, to scan 360 degrees, which conveys an overall impression of a scene instead of a static view. There are two ways to view each QTVR. The first is by left clicking on the link. Doing that will open the movie in a new page. The second is by right clicking on the link and then selecting "Save Target As". This will allow you save each QTVR to your computer.
The same options hold true for viewing the JPEG images. Please be aware that these images are large files and may take a while to download depending on the connection speed.
Also note that the latest version of Apple's QuickTime software is required to view the QTVR Movies below. Click here for a free download.
Perhaps the most iconic symbol of the joint military occupation at American Camp is the white picket fence that encloses the parade ground. The 10 square-acre site was home to as many as 100 U.S. Army soldiers and more than 20 buildings. Today, only the original officers' quarters and a replica flag pole remain.
Did You Know?
James Alden, commander of the USCS Steamer Active, carried dispatches during the Pig War crisis. During the Battle of Mobile Bay he led the Union fleet into the harbor until stalled by Confederate mines. That's when Admiral David G. Farragut shouted "Damn the torpedoes..."