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Through the Eyes of a Soldier
We transform you into a military recruit
for the Regimiento Fijo, the local militia,
in preparation for the 1797 British attack!
Castillo San Felipe del Morro also known as Fort San Felipe del Morro or Morro Castle, is a 16th-century citadel located in San Juan, Puerto Rico
El Morro and many other Spanish government buildings in Old San Juan became part of a large U.S. Army post. In the early 20th century, the U.S. military filled up the esplanade (the green space in front of "El Morro") with baseball diamonds, hospitals, officers' quarters, an officers' club and even a golf course.
Located on the southern tip of Old San Juan and running from the San Juan Gate to the piers, the Paseo de La Princesa is a pleasant place to take an early morning or late afternoon stroll. Bordered by a huge colonial wall, the wide, tree-lined promenade offers unobstructed views of San Juan Bay and is well worth taking. Besides the great city and bay views, the walk also is worth mentioning because of the omnipresent pelicans and terns.
Castillo San Cristóbal is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World. When it was finished in 1783, it covered about 27 acres of land and basically wrapped around the city of San Juan. Entry to the city was sealed by San Cristóbal's double gates.. After close to one hundred years of relative peace in the area, part of the fortification (about a third) was demolished in 1897 to help ease the flow of traffic in and out of the walled city.
Old San Juan Heritage Walking Tours, Inc. is a socially responsible enterprise incorporated in 2011 and in its 5th year of operation. We are dedicated to sharing the wonders and history of the San Juan National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Old San Juan, a National Landmark District. Our focus during the first and second years was to ensure safety, excellence and efficiency while encouraging Heritage, Fun and Wow.
Selected by Disney Cruise Line to be their only Signature Collection Tour in all of Puerto Rico.
OSJHWT strives to become the premiere Heritage Tour Enterprise of choice in Old San Juan by providing professional bilingual Tourist Guides whose goal is to share and impart Heritage, Fun, and WOW with all Good Neighbors. We celebrate our Heritage and Good Neighbor Policy with a Call to Action Toast to Preserve and Protect our World Treasures for Generations to Come.
Our Organizational Capacity,
OSJHWT is proud to inform you not only is our company certified by the National Park Service, but each of our 15 Heritage Guides completed 60 hours of in-house training including CPR certification and is endorsed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Meet PR and we are a member of the FCAA, ASTA and the UNESCO World Heritage Alliance.
Service and Safety,
our service objective is to create a memorable experience that focuses on enjoying our must see sights, the Heritage, the local food, the local arts and crafts while experiencing three picture WOW moments of beautiful Old San Juan and vicinity. All participants will benefit from our in place protocols for safety, medical emergency and the sharing of the latest happenings and events in OSJ.
each tour begins with an overview of OSJ as a Military City of Castles and Soldiers where we explain Hispanic Heritage from the perspective of Spain’s 400 years of control of The New World which centered on Puerto Rico as the Gateway and its military “Defense in Depth” strategy Our 15 Licensed Tour Guides are complimented with professional actors who together story tell the Legends and history of Old San Juan and The Forts.
we meet and surpass all local insurance requirements and have in place a $2 million liability insurance policy which we are prepared to increase to meet any special requirements.