R U ready to be part of the real and immediate solution?
If you are a hands-on kind of citizen, come join others like you in one of our bi-annual, half day area restoration events. Every year, once in the spring and again in the fall, we gather volunteers, neighbors, sponsors, and employees in a specific area of the park; a beach, a trail, a wall. Together we work on removing invasive vegetation, garbage or recyclable material. We provide an educational program to share the area’s history and significance with our volunteers as well as all the equipment necessary to restore the area. BONUS! Every participant gets and a free One-Day Pass to the park good for one year after event. So if you are interested in joining the San Juan NHS Corps of Super-Volunteers and make a difference in your life, these events are for you. Groups and sponsors are welcomed. Dial- I AM READY FOR ACTION (787.729.6777, extension 232) to discover more about these unique opportunities to really make it a better world.t
Celebrate the heroes among us
Honoring all veterans on their day – Castillo San Felipe del Morro, an imposing witness to veterans of many nations throughout its nearly 500 years of history, is the perfect venue to celebrate our veterans. From the European armies, allies and enemies alike, to the Regimiento Fijo de Puerto Rico and more recently the legendary 65th Infantry, soldiers have made history in this Castillo. Find out more about their role in shaping our country, about the prominent Fort Brooke and about how you can help the National Park Service in preserving these hallowed grounds.
We'd like to extend a special invitation to anyone who lived and/or served in Fort Brooke as a soldier or civilian contractor, to share their fort stories with our historians. These stories will become part of the Oral History of Fort Brooke project and may be respectfully shared with visitors. To participate in these interviews please call 787.729.6777 extensions 267 and 243.
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.