San Juan National Historic Site
|San Juan National Historic Site|
|Location||San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA|
|Area||75.13 acres (30.404 ha)
53.20 acres (21.529 ha) federal
|Established||February 14, 1949|
|Visitors||1,054,492 (in 2005)|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
|Official name: La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico|
|Designated:||1983 (7th session)|
|State Party:||United States|
|Designated:||October 15, 1966|
The site includes four features:
- Castillo San Felipe del Morro
- Castillo de San Cristóbal (Puerto Rico)
- El Cañuelo
- City walls of Old San Juan
By a February 14, 1949 decree the site was established, and noted the need to protect the fortifications as monuments as well as preserve their historical and architectural value. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.
On December 6, 1983 the park was added to the list of World Heritage Sites. Only 12 national park areas in the United States are considered World Heritage Sites.
- "La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site". UNESCO. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- The National Parks: Index 2001-2003. Washington: U.S. Department of the Interior.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to San Juan National Historic Site.|
- Official NPS website: San Juan National Historic Site
- pdf maps of the site
- The Forts of Old San Juan:Guardians of the Caribbean, a National Park Service Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) lesson plan