American Camp Visitor Center Closed Christmas and New Year's Days.
The American Camp Visitor Center will be closed Christmas Day, December 25 and New Year's Day January 1. Grounds at both American and English camps will remain open from dawn to 11 p.m.
Park on Fall Schedule
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 for the winter. Grounds at both units are open from dawn to 11 p.m. More »
San Juan Island National Historical Park offers several publications that provide information about the natural and cultural history of park landscapes and structures. A few are available online. To view a publication, please click on one of the links below or on a highlight in the far right column.
To receive a free, printed copy of the full-color park brochure by mail, please contact the Visitor Center Information Desk at 360-378-2240, ext. 2233 or e-mail. Printed copies of other park publications are available for $1 apiece.
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..."