You are invited to join these Park Guide or Ranger led activities and learn more about the fortifications of San Juan National Historic Site. Interpretive programs include Tunnel Tours and walks through the outer defenses of Castillo San Cristóbal, the largest Spanish fortification in the New World, and Lighthouse tours are also offered at Castillo San Felipe del Morro.
Park Guide or Ranger Led Activities Programs
Daily Orientation Talks:
Short informational talks are available every day, every hour on the hour, in the main plaza of Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo San Cristobal.
Saturdays at 10:30 am in English
Sundays at 10:30 am in Spanish
Explore the legendary tunnels of Castillo San Cristobal and discover the essential role they had as a hidden defense for the fortification system of Old San Juan. (Maximum 15 participants)
Saturdays at 2:30 pm in Spanish
Sundays at 2:30 pm in English
Discover the outer defenses and how the "Defense in Depth" system helped Castillo San Cristobal remain impregnable. (Maximum 30 participants)
Saturdays at 10:30 am in English and at 2:30 pm in Spanish
Sundays at 10:30 am in Spanish and at 2:30 pm in English
Lighthouses became one of the major improvements in the 19th century navigation and they served as a beacon of hope for the dreams of many sea travelers. (Maximum 15 participants)
Life Inside the Fortification:
Third Sunday of the month at Castillo San Felipe del Morro
10:30 am in Spanish and at 2:30 pm in English
A soldier's life inside the fortifications of San Juan during the 18th century included military drills and exercises, even recreation. Join an interpreter and living history demonstrators in period dress for a black powder firing demonstrations and get a colorful glimpse of life inside these Spanish citadels that guarded the entrance to the New World.
Lantern Light Tour of a Spanish Soldier's Life at Castillo San Cristobal:
Saturdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Spanish
Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in English
Join a Ranger for an exclusive after hours evening program about the life of a soldier. Reservations and entrance fees will be collected before 6:00 pm for this activity. (Maximum: 30 participants)
Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Next to Castillo San Cristobal.
Children and their families are welcomed to have fun and an educational experience while reading stories in the "Adventure Room", learning about the San Juan National Historic Site in the "Explorers Room" or creating hands-on activities in the "Creative Room". (Maximum 26 participants)