Limited access and winter/spring programs
Governors Island opens to the public for the 2013 season on Saturday, 25, 2013. See "Plan Your Visit" at left for details. More »
Phone number change
Due to Hurricane Sandy, our phone service was disrupted. The temporary information number for the park is now via cell phone at 646-241-2670. Other contact information can be found at www.nps.gov/gois/contacts.htm More »
Civil War 150th Anniversary
In preparation for the Sesquicentennial, the National Park Service-through the collective efforts of the superintendents at Civil War-related parks- has undertaken a multi-faceted, multi-year, integrated program that will simultaneously transform and improve interpretation of the Civil War. Please check out the links below to learn more about this crossroads of the American story and how our park will be offering programs to support it.
Did You Know?
George Grunert (1881-1971) joined the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War in 1898 as a private and retired 47 years later a lieutenant general. When he retired at Fort Jay 1945, he had commanded the U.S. First Army before it left for Normandy, and the Eastern Defense Command which protected the East Coast from enemy attack. In retirement, he led a full investigation into the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.