August 28, 2015
SAN JUAN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES OPENS TODAY AT NOON
San Juan, PR. –Superintendent Walter J. Chavez announced that San Juan National Historic Site will open to all visitors today, August 28, 2015 at noon. An assessment will be conducted during the morning hours to guarantee and visitor’s safety.
August 26, 2015
CLOSURE DUE TO TROPICAL STORM ERIKA
San Juan, PR. –San Juan National Historic Site has begun shut down procedures today, August 26, 2015 due to Tropical Storm Erika. The fortifications of Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo San Cristobal will be closed today at 5:00 pm and will remain closed until further notice. In addition, all administrative facilities will be closed.
August 14, 2015
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CELEBRATES 99th BIRTHDAY AND FREE FEE DAY
San Juan, Puerto Rico- Superintendent Walter J. Chavez invites you to celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service by visiting Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo San Cristobal on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015. Entrance to the fortifications will be free for all visitors in recognition of this special celebration.
April 27, 2015
Tourism to San Juan National Historic Site Creates 77 6 milllion In Economic Benefits Report Shows Visitor Spending Supports 985 Jobs In Local Economy
San Juan, Puerto Rico- A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1,382,906 visitors for San Juan National Historic Site in 2014 spent 77.6 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 985 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of 94.4 million.
April 06, 2015
San Juan National Historic Site Hosting National Park Week APRIL 18-26 2015
Superintendent Walter J. Chavez announced today that San Juan National Historic Site will host a week of activities for visitors during the annual National Park Week celebration. “The staff of San Juan National Historic Site have put together an ambitious week of diverse activities for our visitors this year to celebrate National Park Week” said Superintendent Chavez. “We plan on having something for everyone to enjoy, from Living History (firing demonstrations) and Ranger led programs, such as Tunnel Tours, Lantern Light Tours, Dungeon Talks to our very special Little Masons program”
March 03, 2015
San Juan NHS hosting El Morro Pet Fest
San Juan National Historic Site will host the 4th Annual Pet Festival at Castillo San Felipe del Morro on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
February 23, 2015
11th Annual Kite Festival To Be Held At Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Superintendent Walter J. Chavez invites you to attend San Juan National Historic Site’s 11th “Festival de Chiringas” at Castillo San Felipe del Morro on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
February 12, 2015
San Juan National Historic Site Celebrates 66th Anniversary
Superintendent Walter J. Chavez invites you to join us this Saturday, February 14, 2015 as the park celebrates the 66th Anniversary of becoming San Juan National Historic Site. “Come and celebrate our 66th birthday as a National Historic Site” said Superintendent Walter J. Chavez. San Juan National Historic Site was officially designated in 1949.
January 15, 2015
CELEBRATE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY AT SAN JUAN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE WITH FREE ENTRANCE TO THE FORTIFICATIONS OF OLD SAN JUAN
Superintendent Walter J. Chavez announces nine more reasons to enjoy San Juan National Historic Site.
January 15, 2015
CLOSURE AT SAN JUAN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE’S, CASTILLO SAN FELIPE DE EL MORRO
Superintendent Walter J. Chavez announces that during the Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian celebration, areas of the grounds of Castillo San Felipe del Morro will be closed to the public. This closure will remain in effect each day January 15-19th from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am and federal law (36 CFR 1.5) will be strictly enforced.
December 11, 2014
2014 Artisans in December at Castillo San Cristobal
San Juan National Historic Site announces “Artisans in December” to be held December 13-14, 2014 at Castillo San Cristobal. This is the third consecutive year the park has hosted artisans in December. The park will welcome a select group of local artisans to showcase and sell their art work. The “Artisans in December” program will be available from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday on Placita Norzagaray (next to the historical entrance).
November 25, 2014
THANKSGIVING DAY CLOSURE
San Juan, PR. –San Juan National Historic will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27.
November 09, 2014
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION AT SAN JUAN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
San Juan National Historic Site invites you to celebrate Veterans Day by visiting Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo
San Cristobal on Tuesday, October 11th.Entrance to the fortifications will be free
for all visitors in recognition of this special day as we honor all men and
women of our armed forces.
October 02, 2014
PASEO DEL MORRO INAUGURATION AND FREE FEE DAY
San Juan, PR. –San Juan National Historic Site will inaugurate the latest phase of the Paseo del Morro. The Paseo del Morro is a Nationally Designated Trail, designated in 2001, internationally recognized which aims to connect, natural, cultural and historic areas of the communities of Old San Juan, La Perla and Puerta de Tierra. The inauguration Ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. This latest completion of the trail will allow visitors to experience the spectacular walls of Castillo San Felipe del Morro in a way that was not possible before. “On Saturday visitors can enter the fortification of El Morro from the Paseo del Morro”, announced Superintendent Walter J. Chavez. Entrance fees on this day will be waived in conjunction with the Inauguration’ added Chavez.
May 30, 2014
Improvement To Visitor Center Parking Facilities At Castillo San Cristobal
San Juan, PR – Construction and improvements to the Visitor Center parking lot will begin on June 2, 2014. For the next 3 weeks the Visitor parking lot at Castillo San Cristobal located on Avenida Muñoz Rivera will be closed. Access will be limited to pedestrians and official vehicles only. Tour busses will drop off their clients at the entrance to the parking lot and will need to relocate until it is time to pick up their guests.
November 06, 2013
INVITATION & NOTIFICATION TO THE PUBLIC
Superintendent Walter J. Chavez invites you to an “Open House” where we will introduce San Juan National Historic Site’s new Fee change proposal. We are encouraging you to participate and provide us with your comments regarding this proposal. Event will take place at Castillo San Cristóbal A/V Room the evenings of November 13th and November 14th from 6:00 pm to
8:00 pm. We would appreciate if you can confirm your participation to Jessica_Oppenheimer@nps.gov.
June 28, 2013
EXTENDED HOURS OF OPERATION AT CASTILLO SAN CRISTOBAL
Superintendent Walter J. Chavez announced today that Castillo San Cristobal will stay open until 7:00pm every Friday effective July 5th, 2013.