Saturday Activities With Our National Parks

Park Ranger Leads the Way – San Juan Island National Historical Park photo

GEOLOGICAL HIKE: 9:00 am – 11:00 am. These easy to moderately difficult walks up Young Hill near English Camp, and Mt. Finlayson near American Camp, focus on the geology of the San Juan Islands over the last 230 million years of earth’s history. From tectonic movement, to accretion, to uplift, volcanism, glaciation, erosion, and more, these islands present an incredibly complex and interesting geology for visitors of all ages. This event is kid friendly.

Visitors will meet at the English Camp and American Camp Visitor Centers for the hikes. (recurring event July 7 – Sept 2) 

Living History – San Juan Island National Historical Park photo

LIVING HISTORY DEMONSTRATIONS: 10:00 am. History is alive today! As you step into the 19th century at the English Camp, and American Camp, you’ll find period blacksmithing, cooking, wood carving, laundress, beading, and soldier demonstrations throughout the grounds. At American and English Camps. This event is kid friendly. (recurring event July 7 – August 25)

Infantry Demonstration – San Juan Island National Historical Park photo

INFANTRY SOLDIER DEMONSTRATIONS: 11:00 am. While the “Pig War” never saw a life lost to war, it does not mean that soldiers did not use the weapons issued to them. In times of celebration, commemoration, and drill, these tools saw significant use. (DEMONSTRATIONS ARE HOURLY) This event is kid friendly. (recurring event July 7 – August 25)

Posted on July 7, 2018 at 5:15 am by

Categories: Around Here, History, Recreation, Science

No comments yet. Be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting a comment you grant the San Juan Update a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate, irrelevant and contentious comments may not be published at an admin's discretion. Your email is used for verification purposes only, it will never be shared.

Receive new post updates: Entries (RSS)
Receive followup comments updates: RSS 2.0
%d bloggers like this: