• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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    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 through May 31. Grounds at both units are open from dawn to 11 p.m. More »

Volunteer

Park staff and volunteers form the 1860's Color Guard in the island's Fourth of July parade.
Park staff and volunteers form the 1860's Color Guard in the island's Fourth of July parade. More than 13,000 volunteer hours were logged in FY 2009.
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Members of the park's volunteer support organization, Battery D Foundation, gather around the Prairie Howitzer they built following years of fundraising. Battery D Annually supports the park's interpretation programs, including the annual Encampment, which draws re-enactors from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada.

The accelerating need to preserve our natural and historical resources, and provide efficient visitor services, is placing an increasing strain on National Park Service funds and personnel. Only through the efforts of committed volunteers can the park fully serve the public.

We are looking for people who are friendly, personable and enjoy serving and enhancing the enjoyment of others while they are in the park. It takes patience and flexibility to work the wide range of people who visit the park each year. Visitors vary in age, background and come from all over the world. Volunteers work on the average of two to forty hours a week in two- to eight-hour shifts. Volunteers may receive academic credit by applying to have the park send evaluations to their schools.

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Stu Stern explains blacksmithing.
San Juan Island NHP volunteer Stu Stern explains and demonstrates blacksmithing on the Pacific Northwest frontier to a group of Skagit Valley College "Exploritas" visitors.
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Did You Know?

Mt. Finlayson on San Juan Island.

Mt. Finlayson is named for Roderick Finlayson, a Hudson's Bay Company employee who is credited with founding Victoria, BC. He is one of several Company men who have island roads and features named for them.