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Contact: Dilcia Gonzalez, 787-729-6777 ext 239
In recognition of the service of veterans and current members of the US Armed Forces, San Juan National Historic Site will offer free admission to visitors on Thursday, November 11, 2010. This holiday is the perfect day to explore military history at the oldest European military structures in the NPS, including the largest Spanish fortification in the New World , Castillo San Cristóbal. Visitors may enjoy by touring the interior of Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo San Cristobal, strolling the grounds of both fortifications and taking a leisurely walk at El Paseo del Morro.
Park personnel, some of which are current or former military service members, will proudly welcome veterans and their families to your park, San Juan National Historic Site. "We are very proud and honored to be commemorating Veteran's Day throughout the National Park Service in this manner, and specifically here at San Juan NHS where the fortifications mean so much to many generations of our servicemen and women," said Superintendent Walter J. Chavez.
San Juan National Historic Site is comprised of Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, Fort San Juan de La Cruz (El Cañuelo), Paseo del Morro, San Juan Gate, and most of the City Wall. The park is open everyday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The regular admission charge to San Juan NHS is $3.00 per fort for adults, those 15 and under are free.
For more information please call (787)729-6777 or access www.nps.gov/saju.