San Juan National Historic Site


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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San Juan National Historic Site:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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San Juan National Historic Site

Address:501 Norzagaray St
San Juan, PR 00901

Phone:787-729-6960
Fax:787-289-7972
Web: www.nps.gov/saju/
Size: 75 acres.
Established: Designated a National Historic Site on February 14, 1949. Designated a World Heritage Site on December 9, 1983.
Location:In the city of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Facilities:Museum/exhibit.
Activities:Guided tour.
Special Features:Park includes the forts of El Morro, San Cristóbal, and and San Juan de la Cruz (also called El Cañuelo), plus bastions, powder houses, and three fourths of the city walls. Surrounding the old, colonial portion of San Juan, these massive masonry fortifications, oldest in the territorial limits of the United States, were begun by the Spaniards beginning in 1539 to protect a strategic harbor guarding the sea lanes to the New World. Most of the walls we see today were added later in a period of tremendous construction from the 1760's to the 1780's.

See other parks in Puerto Rico.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company: www.gotopuertorico.com or 787-721-2400 San Juan National Historic Site: www.nps.gov/saju or 787-729-6960 Caribbean National Forest: www.fs.fed.us/r8/caribbean or 787-888-1880
These early American parks which include Ocmulgee National Monument in Georgia, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in North Carolina, De Soto National Memorial in Florida, El Morro National Monument in New Mexico, San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico, Roger Williams National Memorial in Rhode Island, and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site in Massachusetts, as well as several state and private historical parks--represent the complex interplay of European, African, and American Indian cultures involved in the struggle for North America.

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