• Soldiers marching to the entrance of Castillo San Felipe del Morro

    San Juan

    National Historic Site Puerto Rico

For Kids


Participants at our Little Masons program learning the traditional masonry techniques for conservation.

Jessica Oppenheimer

Educational Programs

Park Rangers take participants back in time through educational programs and walks inside the forts. Come and visit our Discovery Center, the heart of the educational programming for children, is just a few steps away from the historic entrance of Castillo San Cristobal. Located in what was originally a residence for US Army personnel in the 20th Century, it features hands-on activities. A stimulating environment created to arouse curiosity and interest in the fortifications of Old San Juan. We provide new ways for children to connect to their shared heritage and stories of those who built and preserve these structures. For more information and reservations please contact our personnel at: e-mail us

Did You Know?


Three lighthouses have stood on El Morro's 6th level in its long history. The first one was built in 1846. A second one replaced it in 1872. It took a direct hit during the 1898 bombardment by Sampson's US fleet, but the brick foundation was salvaged in 1909 to erect the lighthouse in use today.