Guided Activities

Monthly Activities

You are invited to join these Park Guide or Ranger led activities and learn more about the fortifications of San Juan National Historic Site. Interpretive programs include Tunnel Tours and walks through the outer defenses of Castillo San Cristóbal, the largest Spanish fortification in the New World, and a tour of Castillo San Felipe del Morro is also offered.

Park ranger stands in plaza showing features of the wall defensive syste.
In-depth exploration of the forts with a park ranger bring the experience to life!

NPS photo by Laurie Smith

Park Guide or Ranger Led Activities Programs

Daily Orientation Talks:

Short informational talks are available every day, every hour on the hour, in the main plaza of Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo San Cristobal.

Tunnel Tour:

Saturdays at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm in English

Sundays at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm in Spanish

Explore the legendary tunnels of Castillo San Cristobal and discover the essential role they had as a hidden defense for the fortification system of Old San Juan. (Maximum 15 participants)

Outworks Walk:

Saturdays at 2:30 pm in Spanish

Sundays at 2:30 pm in English

Discover the outer defenses and how the "Defense in Depth" system helped Castillo San Cristobal remain impregnable. (Maximum 30 participants)

El Morro: Keystone to Protection of the Spanish Empire

Saturdays at 10:30 am in English and at 2:30 pm in Spanish

Sundays at 10:30 am in Spanish and at 2:30 pm in English

An introduction to the grandeur and importance of Castillo San Felipe del Morro for the dreams and ambitions of the Spanish Empire. (Maximum 30 participants)

Evening Programs

Experience the magic of the forts after hours during one of our monthly programs.
Hours vary by season.
(March - October 6:00 - 7:30 PM) (November - February 5:30 - 7:00 PM)
Bring flashlight and umbrella.

Program Dates for 2017
El Morro by Moonlight May 6, July 1, Sept 2, Nov 4
El Morro a la luz de la luna April 8, June 3, Aug 5, Sept 30, Dec 2
At the Feet of the Giant March 25, May 20, July 15, Sept 16, Nov 18
A los pies del gigante April 22, June 17, Aug 19, Oct 14, Dec 16

Life Inside the Fortification:

Third Sunday of the month at Castillo San Felipe del Morro

10:30 am in Spanish and at 2:30 pm in English

A soldier's life inside the fortifications of San Juan during the 18th century included military drills and exercises, even recreation. Join an interpreter and living history demonstrators in period dress for a black powder firing demonstrations and get a colorful glimpse of life inside these Spanish citadels that guarded the entrance to the New World.

Discovery Center:

Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Next to Castillo San Cristobal.

Children and their families are invited to have fun and an educational experience while reading stories in the "Adventure Room," learning about the San Juan National Historic Site in the "Explorers Room" or creating hands-on activities in the "Creative Room." (Maximum 26 participants)

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

501 Norzagaray Street
San Juan, PR 00901


(787) 729-6777

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