Walk Into 500 Years of History

San Juan National Historic Site preserves stories of great ambition and aspirations. Countries fought for control of this tiny yet strategic island for centuries. Generations of soldiers have lived and worked within the forts. Visitors today are as inspired by these stories as they are by the beauty of the architecture and the ingenuity of design and engineering of this World Heritage Site.

Steep ramp leads to historic entrance to Castillo San Cristóbal.

Basic Information

Figure out what you need to know before you come!

Young children dressed as Spanish soldiers


A Living Classroom! Information for Educational Visits / Información para Visitas Educativas

Map of the bay and city from about 1785

History & Culture

Early map of the city of San Juan and the bay from circa 1785

Last updated: July 26, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

501 Norzagaray Street
San Juan, PR 00901


787 729-6777

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