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Dancer reenact a Candlelight Ball
The Candlelight Ball is the highlight of the annual Encampment at English Camp. Visitors and re-enactors dance to 19th-century period music and celebrate the peaceful resolution of conflict. This year's Encampment is scheduled July 29-31 with the Candlelight Ball at 8 p.m., Saturday the 30th.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Capt. Delacombe's English Camp Guided Walk

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: English Camp barracks
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/18/2016 to 09/03/2016

    Join park host Paul Kitchen and learn some of the stories of English Camp as your tour the grounds .

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    • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: English Camp parade ground
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/18/2016 to 08/27/2016

    Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian camp life during the island’s early pioneer period. Activities may include blacksmithing, woodworking, manual of arms, games, and washing clothes.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Encampment

    • Location: English Camp
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Celebrate 100 years of the NPS and 50 years of San Juan Island National Historical Park at this special event!

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    The Army Culture of San Juan Island

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: McRae House (HS 11) American Camp
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/18/2016 to 08/27/2016

    Despite its remote location, the officers of Camp San Juan endeavored to maintain a decorum of civility at their temporary home.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Young Hill/Royal Marine Cemetery Guided Hike

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Meet at the north end of the English Camp parking area.
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 31, 2016

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/12/2016 to 08/21/2016

    Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour, ranger led hike up the south slope of 650-foot Young Hill.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Contra Dancing at English Camp

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: English Camp barracks
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 1, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly from 06/13/2016 to 08/22/2016

    Singer and music historian Michael Cohen and local musicians present an evening of traditional contra tunes and dancing for those wishing to take a turn on the superb wood floor of the nearly 150 year old Marine Barracks.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Digging the Past: Archeology and the Changing Landscape

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Meet at the American Camp visitor center
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 1, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly from 06/13/2016 to 08/29/2016

    This walk will examine the forces, both human and natural, that have shaped the landscape at American camp.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Pig War Walk

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Meet at American Camp parking area.
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 06/14/2016 to 08/30/2016

    Park staff will lead an easy and informative walk to the site of Belle Vue farm, the redoubt and the historic buildings at "Camp San Juan".

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Ranger's Choice

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Meet at the English Camp barracks
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 06/14/2016 to 08/30/2016

    It's always something interesting when a ranger makes the program choice.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Prairie Ecology Walk

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Meet at the American Camp visitor center parking lot
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 07/06/2016 to 08/31/2016

    Prairies are one of the rarest ecosystems in the country. Join park staff to learn about this unique part of the island and the wildlife and plants that call it home.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    The Crook's of English Camp

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Meet at the English Camp parking lot
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/15/2016 to 08/31/2016

    Not a program about notorious smugglers, but the family that homesteaded English Camp in 1876.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    A Walk to the Salmon Bank

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Meet at the American Camp parking area
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/09/2016 to 09/01/2016

    Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where fresh-water springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Music in the American Wild

    • Location: Various locations within the park
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Eleven composers and seven performers will be performing music in a variety of park venues.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    The View from Officer's Hill

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Meet at the English Camp barracks
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/16/2016 to 09/01/2016

    The 1867 command change at English Camp brought a flurry of new building construction, including a new captain’s residence on Officer’s Hill.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Jakle's Lagoon Nature Loop

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Meet at Jakle's Lagoon parking area.
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 5, 2016

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/17/2016 to 09/02/2016

    Park staff will lead an easy walk on the Jakle's Lagoon nature loop. A great forest walk through the cool Douglas fir and cedar forest on a warm afternoon.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Wildlife in the San Juan Islands

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: English Camp barracks
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 5, 2016

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/10/2016 to 09/02/2016

    Puzzled by an animal or bird? Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Education staff answer questions and use a variety of media to talk about wildlife in the San Juan Islands.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    San Juan County Fair

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: San Juan County Fair Grounds
    • Fees: $14
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Go on a park-themed scavenger hunt, add something to the centennial time capsule and enjoy hands-on activities at the park booth.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Centennial Celebration

    • Location: English Camp
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    National Park Service, Coast Salish and Straits People, and the Public will come together to honor our youth who are theKeepers of the Tradition and the Protectors of the Circle of Life.

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Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Phone:

(360) 378-2240

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