San Juan Island National Historical Park was created to preserve and protect the places associated with The Pig War and Joint Occupation of San Juan Island in the 1850s-1870s. Long before these military forces clashed in our region, this island and the surrounding region was home to Coast Salish people whose unbroken and ongoing history has indelibly shaped our world. In addition to the historic military structures and spaces remaining from The Pig War, the park also includes an extensive trail network and many unique and special ecosystems. Visitors to our park can walk wild beaches, visit intertidal lagoons, wander Garry Oak savannas, and pay a visit to the largest and best preserved Pacific Northwest Coastal Prairie. Check out these places to get a sense of what awaits you in our park!
Last updated: October 14, 2022