Guided Activities

100 Nights: In Honor of 100 Years!

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016, and everyone can take part in the celebration! The centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America's national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.

As a part of the celebration the San Juan National Historic Site will be providing 100 consecutive nights of special activities for the public to enjoy! Click here to download the full schedule of activities. If you have any questions please contact us at 787-729-6777. Thank you for supporting the San Juan National Historic Site and your National Park Service!

100 Noches: ¡En Honor de 100 Años!

El National Park Service cumplirá 100 años el 25 de agosto de 2016 y todo el mundo puede participar en la celebración. El centenario comenzará un segundo siglo cuidando de los Parques Nacionales de los Estados Unidos y continuará involucrando a comunidades a través de la recreación, conservación, y programas de preservación histórica.

Como parte de la celebración el San Juan National Historic Site estará ofreciendo 100 noches consecutivas de actividades especiales para el disfrute del público. Aquí encontrará un horario de actividades. Si tiene preguntas no dude en comunicarse con nosotros al 787-729-6777. ¡Gracias por apoyar el San Juan National Historic Site y el National Park Service!

Monthly Activities

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.

Tunnel Tour:

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)

Outworks Walk:

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)

Lighthouse Tour:

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)

Discovery Center:

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)

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