NPS Director Visits San Juan NHS
Puerto Rico’s elected resident commissioner asked Director Mainella to tour San Juan National Historic Site with him to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the historic fortifications and the issues facing park operations including preservation maintenance. Afterwards she toured the fortifications, examining recently completed maintenance backlog projects, including the restored Devil’s Sentry Box. The director’s visit included a joint press conference with the resident commissioner and twelve members of the Puerto Rico press corps to discuss future funded preservation projects that will help reduce the maintenance backlog at the park.
Did You Know?
The only succesfull attack against the San Juan NHS fortifications was in 1598. Sir George Clifford, Earl of Cumberland led the British attack and occupied the island for 33 days.