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 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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
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)