San Juan Island is well known for splendid vistas, saltwater shore, quiet woodlands, orca whales and one of the last remaining native prairies in the Puget Sound/Northern Straits region. But it was also here in 1859 that the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over possession of the island, the crisis ignited by the death of a pig.
Peace Over War
Parade of Sail in Admiralty Inlet
San Juan Island National Historical Park invites you to join us in honoring Britain's famed navigator and his epic voyage of discovery.
Find out how to get permits for picnics, weddings, filming, and other special events.
Youth Conservation Corps
Are you between the ages of 15 and 18? Do you like working outdoors? Learn more about work opportunities with your National Park!