• Visitors tour Castle Williams.

    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?

Henry Hunt

At the battle of Gettysburg in 1863, Henry Hunt commanded the artillery that poured down shot and shell on the Confederate soldiers in Pickett's Charge. From 1844 to 1845 he was a 2nd lieutenant at Fort Columbus on Governors Island recruiting soldiers for the 2nd Artillery Regiment.