• Officers at Fort Jay, 1912.

    Governors Island

    National Monument New York

Nature & Science

Owls, The American Chestnut Tree and the harbor seal are all things you can see from Governors Island NM.
NPS Photo

Although Governors Island is primarily known for its cultural history, it also offers an opportunity to learn about harbor and maritime ecology.

Interested in the local bird population? Visit the Birding Journal pages by Volunteer-In-Park Annie.


Did You Know?

Civil War-era drummer boys

Approximately two-thirds of the army musicians (drummers and fifers) trained and posted to Governors Island from 1836 to the 1870s were below the age of 21.