• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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?

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...