The 2013 Public Access Season has concluded
The 2013 public access season on Governors Island has ended. Governors Island will re-open to the public Memorial Day Weekend, 2014.
Education is a priority for Governors Island National Monument. We offer a variety of programs for school groups, both on the island and in the classroom, and are dedicated to sharing our fascinating history with young audiences. Explore the links on the left to learn how to plan a field trip, borrow our Traveling Trunk, or use an online game to prepare your students for an island visit.
Did You Know?
Fort Jay was named after John Jay, who served as the second governor of New York, an office he held during construction of the fort. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Jay also served as the first Secretary of Foreign Affairs and as the first Chief Justice of Supreme Court.