San Juan Island National Historical Park, also known as American and English Camps, San Juan Island, is a U.S. National Park on San Juan Island in Washington, made up by the sites of the British and U.S. Armies camps during the Pig War. Both of these camps were set up in 1859 as response to a border dispute triggered by the killing of a pig. The camps were occupied for 12 years, until the Treaty of Washington was signed, negotiated by Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany. The British abandoned their camp in November 1872, while the American camp was disbanded in July 1874.
San Juan Island is the second largest island in the archipelago of the same name, which is located in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island in British Columbia and the U.S. mainland. The San Juan Islands are an archipelago consisting of 172 islands off the coast of the state of Washington. Nearly equidistant between the mainland United States and Canada’s Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands were claimed by both the American and British governments in the early 19th century, a fact that prompted contention for several decades.
October 1, 2010-June 3, 2011:
Wednesday-Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
June 1-4, 2010:
Closed for Seasonal Training
June 5-September 30, 2010:
Daily: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Grounds are open to 11 p.m. daily.
Fort San Cristobal
San Juan, PR 00901-2094