We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Beautiful calm bay

the views here were amazing. What a great location. I would have liked to find more interpretive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simone M
Aromas, California, United States
Interesting and beautiful

Interesting history of the dispute between the US and England regarding ownership of the San Juan... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cindy S
Read all 401 reviews
All photos (125)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pig war”(47 reviews)
“osprey nest”(12 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
National Historical Park, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
+1 360-378-2240
Reviews (401)
Filter reviews
399 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pig war interesting history osprey nest english garden history lesson point trail piece of history national park great hike other end of the island visitor center san juan island short hike hiking trails roche harbor oysters americans
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 399 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

the views here were amazing. What a great location. I would have liked to find more interpretive signage--for example the totem pole there had no explanation

Thank Simone M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting history of the dispute between the US and England regarding ownership of the San Juan Islands. If you can handle an uphill hike, don't miss the hike to the top of Young Hill. It's the best viewpoint on the island!

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free access,and a nice setting. Not sure what kind, but one of the oldest and most magnificent trees you'll find on the island. Easy downhill walk, and an interesting history lesson.

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

English Camp showed the ingenuity of the British troops as opposed to the Americans in American Camp.

Thank Kathi B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting piece of history one does not come across outside of Washington. Pleasant to walk around....if you watch out for the deer and goose droppings

Thank Marion D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who knew there was a Pig War??? The English Camp and American Camp make up the San Juan Island National Historical Park. There is a small Visitor Center with a video providing the history and background of the events that led up to the Pig...More

Thank pamelamurphy180
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting but modest display of history not very well known. Good movie intro, very small display. Very nice walking trails, wonderful views from redoubt on a clear day and startling watching fog roll off the straits.

Thank ESMotteram
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The story of the Pig War is very interesting and explained in video at the visitor center. The English Camp was a much better place to be stationed than was the American Camp. It’s located on a lovely bay and it was a very pleasant...More

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hike to south beach is fairly long 30 to 60 minutes depending on your pace. We saw foxes and dear on our way down on the south beach trail. We took the lower trail back along grandma’s cove. It was marginally more difficult than...More

Thank Experiencedwithfood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a peaceful early evening walk at the English Camp, having first educated ourselves about the history of this quaint spot. The apple and pear trees planted way back by the troops provided particularly welcome food for the geese and dear!

Thank Stephen H
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 nearby hotels
Friday Harbor Suites
187 reviews
.33 km away
Discovery Inn
603 reviews
.41 km away
Earthbox Inn & Spa
693 reviews
.52 km away
The Orca Inn
319 reviews
.66 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 85 nearby restaurants
Bakery San Juan
168 reviews
.61 km away
Mike's Cafe and Wine Bar
218 reviews
.64 km away
Kings Market
159 reviews
.71 km away
Spring Street Deli
131 reviews
.75 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 87 nearby attractions
American Camp
156 reviews
.59 km away
The Whale Museum
693 reviews
.69 km away
Island Studios
42 reviews
.63 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Vincent B
24 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from May F | Reviewed this property |
when we were there, there were no charges. self walk tour.
Vincent B
24 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Kya02 | Reviewed this property |
Open year round. No admission fees. Open at dawn until 11pm