Our Staff & Offices
Interpretation & Visitor Services
The Division of Interpretation and Visitors Services provides orientation, information and educational programs to visitors and students from all over the world. Park guides and rangers will welcome you to Castillos San Felipe del Morro and San Cristobal and help you have a safe, enjoyable visit. The history and heritage of this Spanish defensive system spans centuries and we'll help you get a better understanding of the stories and the old masonry structures featured here. From the daily life of the soldiers who lived here hundreds of years ago to taking care of the fortifications today, join us for a talk or a tour. We want you to leave with a better idea of why this site is a part of the National Park Service and a World Heritage Site so you too can help preserve it for future generations.
Cultural Resources Management Division
San Juan National Historic Site has a wide variety of cultural resources. From cultural landscapes, historic structures, museum collections, to archeological and ethnographic resources, this park has it all! The mission of the Cultural Resources Management Division is to take care of and disseminate knowledge about these important parts of our heritage. The cultural resources management staff works with the conservation of the park's museum and archival collections, the park's library, the evaluation of research proposals, historic research, the compliance documentation related to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, and the documentation of historic resources for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, among other things. The park houses a museum and archival collection that has more than 550,000 objects that are available for research. Also there are more than 2,500 books in the park library. Researchers need to make an appointment to access the collections.
Hours of operation:
The museum and archival collection as well as the library can be consulted Monday to Friday from 9:00 am- 3:30 pm
on the Julio Marrero Research Room, located in the Visitor Center at Castillo San Cristóbal.
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Did You Know?
Castillo San Cristóbal is the biggest fortification built by the Spanish in America. It's construction began in 1634 and took approximately 150 years.