• 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?

Garrison Davidson as superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, 1958. Later commander of U.S. First Army, Governors Island 1960-1964.

By the time General Davidson Garrison retired as commander of U.S. First Army on Governors Island in 1964, he had graduated from Stuyvesant High School, played football at West Point, was one of the winningest football coaches at the U.S. Military Academy, and served under the two most demanding generals in the U.S. Army, George S. Patton in World War II and Douglas MacArthur in Korea.