The laws and policies enforced at the San Juan National Historic Site are contained in two main documents:
Firearms in the Park
Puerto Rico firearms law requires that whoever possess or carry firearms to have a legal permit or be authorized to do so. Federal law prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park and those buildings are posted with signs at public entrances. Federal law also prohibits firearms inside the fortifications and facilities (Army Bunkers, Administration offices, Polvorin, Discovery center) in this park.
If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail the Chief Ranger or park headquarters at 787-729-6777.
Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) Prohibited in San Juan National Historic Site
San Juan National historic Site advises visitors that the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) are prohibited within park boundaries due to regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Specifically, the use of drones within the park boundaries is illegal under all circumstances. 36 CFR 1.5 Closures and public use limits and 36 CFR 2.17(a)(3) states, “delivering or retrieving a person or object by parachute, helicopter, or other airborne means, except in emergencies involving public safety or serious property loss, or pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit” is illegal. This applies to drones of all shapes and sizes.
Last updated: December 6, 2023