English Camp, Friday Harbor

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  • August 9, 2017
    Enjoyed all the history that you could learn and the hiking was great. Most trails not difficult at all. Loved that they had people renacting the period. Side bonus is hiking to Mt. Young.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Nice forest walks & plenty of informational signs detailing aspects of the 'Pig War' (1859-1874), nice longer (uphill) walk pasted the Marine graveyard up 'Young Hill' gives great views to the north &...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    It's kind of cool to learn about, and know the history of the Island better, and to go where some of it happened, but it's just not all that interesting down here. They do have re-enactors in period c...  more »
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  • May 15, 2017
    English Camp has quite a few buildings left to see. Many are Originals built by the Royal Marines! It was a farm for a while after the Marines left luckily the farmer saved some of the buildings. And he also built himself a grand house which they appear to be restoring. Great walking trails and access to Beach. During my visit all buildings were locked. Maybe they open them up on special occasions like Memorial Day and 4th of July.. even when not raining it's kind of wet around here bring good shoes. If you stay on the trails you are fine.
  • May 8, 2017
    The English definitely picked the better location for their camp- nestled in a beautiful valley with large trees nearby. The history surrounding the Pig War is incredible and the National Park Service does a terrific job explaining it. No visit to San Juan Island would be complete without a visit to both the British and American camps.
  • July 3, 2017
    Cool place to see. Liked the garden and the history. Wish more of the old structures we're still there.
  • May 24, 2017
    Beautiful country meets seaside. Tells about the past when English soldiers occupied that side of the island. Nice hike up to the officers quarters.
  • June 2, 2017
    Beautiful hikes and views. Visit for encampment for some cool reenactments.

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Where to stay in Friday Harbor

As a popular summer escape for residents of the Seattle area and tourists from further afield, Friday Harbor does not lack for a selection of accommodation. Most places sit in the historical downtown area. Here you'll find charming inns and bed and breakfasts, upmarket suites and spas, and more basic motels. A couple of guesthouses sit farther away from downtown. These offer more privacy, but you'll probably want to have a carĀ if you choose stay at one. If you plan to arrive in summer, book your stay as far ahead as possible.
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