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    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 »

Indoor Activities

American Camp Visitor Center

 
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The American Camp Visitor Center, located on Cattle Point Road six miles south of Friday Harbor, is open daily year round. Highlights include four cases of artifacts from the park's collections,a research library (by appointment)and a Treaty of Oregon display. A full selection of books and gifts als
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English Camp Barracks

 
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The Royal Marine Barracks, built as a privates' mess in 1860 and converted to a barracks in 1867, serves as a visitor contact station during the summer season. Features include a laser disc slide show, "then and now" photography exhibit and book and gift sales. The barracks also serves as a venue fo
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

First Lieutenant James W. Forsyth was Capt. George E. Pickett's second in command on San Juan Island. Forsyth would become a brigadier general in the Civil War and go on to command the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Wounded Knee Creek in 1890.