Fort Guijarros:  Soldiers, Yankee Whalers, and Fisherfolk


Fort Guijarros was the first defensive structure built by the Spanish military to protect San Diego Harbor.  The fort was originally dedicated and named San Joaquin in 1796.  Over the years that followed, it became home to soldiers, Yankee whalers, and fisherfolk.  Visit us this summer and explore the past that is an integral part of Ballast Point.