Discover the fascinating history of San Juan's main colonial fortress on this free tour of the Fort of San Jerónimo del Boquerón!
San Jerónimo Fort Free Tour
The Puerto Rican island of San Juan still houses vestiges from the colonial era, such as the Fort of San Jerónimo del Boquerón, where we'll meet at 9:30 am ready to learn all about the history of this 18th century fortress.
During this 45-minute guided tour, we'll visit the weapons room, the chapel, the kitchen and the cannon battery-towers, used to defend San Juan from foreign invasion. In the 16th century, English corsairs like Francis Drake and George Clifford tried to attack the island of Puerto Rico and other areas of the Caribbean.
As we explore the fort, we'll discover how it links to other colonial defensive monuments on the island of San Juan, such as the the Escambrón Fort, the Castle of San Cristóbal and the Castle of San Felipe del Morro. What's more, we'll find out about the different projects to restore the San Jerónimo Fort, which was declared a Historic Site in 1983.
The free tour will end at 10:15 am at the main entrance to the fort.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and Spanish.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Entry to the San Jerónimo Fort.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
Yes (you must attend with a carer).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Fortín de San Jerónimo.