Submitted by National Historical Parks
San Juan Island National Historical Park announces its closure of the American Camp visitor center effective Sept. 23. The closing is in preparation of the construction of a new, permanent facility on the site. A double-wide trailer has served the park and millions of visitors over 42 years. Now, a new lasting facility will be built to greet visitors with state of the art exhibits for the next generation. Staff is transitioning out of the building to prepare for the construction period scheduled to begin in October.
During the construction period:
• The rest of the park will remain open to the public from dawn until 11 p.m.
• “Pop-up” Ranger hours will be announced on social media to meet a stationed ranger at various historic structures in the park.
• English Camp visitor center is closed until the spring of 2020.