Guided 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 Talks:

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

Tunnel Tour:

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

Saturdays at 10:30 am and 2:30 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).


We have different artifacts on display along with infographs located in both forts around the main plazas, and at the San Cristobal’s Visitor Center.

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).

Park Movie

It is shown at our theatre every day, every 20 minutes in both Spanish and English, starting from 9:00 am in English through 5:40 pm (English). Learn more about the history of the park and the construction of the forts along with historic events that took place at the site, narrated by our very own park guides.

Last updated: November 27, 2017

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501 Norzagaray Street
San Juan, PR 00901


(787) 729-6777

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