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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

    Pig War Walk

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Meet at American Camp parking area.
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 30, 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 30, 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 31, 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 31, 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, September 1, 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

    The View from Officer's Hill

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Meet at the English Camp barracks
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, September 1, 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, September 2, 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, September 2, 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

    Capt. Delacombe's English Camp Guided Walk

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: English Camp barracks
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 3, 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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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Interstellar Birthday Star Party

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 11:45 PM
    • Location: English Camp
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, September 9, 2016

    Celebrate the Golden Anniversary of San Juan Island National Historical Park at this Birthday and Star Gazing Party.

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SAN JUAN ISLAND NATIONALHISTORICAL PARK

National Park Service Centennial
Celebration with Coast Salish Nations

Celebrate with us on Thursday, August 25, 2-6 p.m. at English Camp, San Juan island National Historical Park

Schedule of Events

2 p.m. Coast Salish Dedication Ceremony: Canoes, Reef Net Totem Pole, Salmon Carvings

3:30 p.m. NPS Birthday Cake Served

4-6 p.m. Canoe paddling, ceremonial dancing and other activities

6:30 p.m. Climate Science Lecture at Brickworks

In addition to the regularly scheduled San Juan Transit buses, there will be a free direct shuttle bus running between Friday Harbor and English Camps. Outbound trips will be at 12:45 & 1:30 p.m. and return trips will be at 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 429
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Phone:

(360) 378-2240

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