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San Juan Island National Historical Park

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“american camp” (16 reviews)
“english camp” (14 reviews)
“pig war” (8 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A war over a pig. Yep it almost happened. The thing I want to know is who got to eat the pig? It would have made better sense to have a pig roast.

Thank hoef972
Reviewed 27 March 2017

San Juan Islands National Historical Park preserves the American and English camps from the infamous Pig War that took place here in the mid-1800s. This little-known conflict ended with the United States gaining control of the San Juan Islands through a treaty. The buildings and...More

Thank Andrei S
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Was honored to take part in a Pig War Celebration between the US, England and Hudson Bay Company. What an amazing, pretty much unknown historical place and time.

Thank Don T
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The Pig War - what was it all about? After visiting the American and English camps on this pretty little island, you'll know a lot more about this obscure incident in Pacific Northwest history. If you avail yourselves of some the the trails, you'll also...More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We visited both the American and English camps. This review focuses on the American camp. We had an absolutely magical experience at the American Camp. We hiked into the park along American Camp Trail. We also did a three-mile loop in the park, including trails...More

Thank DukeOKC
Reviewed 14 September 2015

A very interesting National Historical Park and it is worth the stop. Short video is very interesting and the park rangers very friendly and informative.

Thank Dar K
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful park and should be on any "must do" list when going to the San Juan's. They have a nice interpretive center with a helpful and knowledgable staff.

Thank easternidahotraveler
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We have visited this spot a couple of times, and did so yesterday again with overseas visitors. Even though most of the original buildings are gone, two small structures stand there, nicely framing the huge American flag. With the interesting explanatory signs at different locations,...More

Thank weberwest
Reviewed 14 July 2015

After we arrived on the morning ferry we went to the American Camp of San Juan Island and enjoyed the views along the roadway - stopping at 4th of July Beach and then to American Camp for a tour of the area. The area was...More

Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We made a short stop at American Camp of the San Juan Islands National Historic Park, in our quest to fill our National Park passport books with as many stamps as possible. We didn't need our Annual Park Pass, because entry to this park is...More

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