• Visitors tour Castle Williams.

    Governors Island

    National Monument New York

Park Planning

 
The sandstone gatehouse of Fort Jay is prominently displayed on the cover of the Governors Island National Monument General Management Plan.

The General Management Plan for Governors Island National Monument.

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Governors Island General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

The monument's General Management Plan or long range management plan was approved on April 9, 2009. It is available electronically as series of electronic files at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/gois.

Did You Know?

Author Janet Lambert and books she wrote while living on Governors Island.

Janet Lambert (1893-1973) was a military wife for over 30 years, and an actress and author of 54 books of young adult fiction for girls in the 1940s and 50s. She wrote about the lives and the coming of age choices between career or family by daughters of U.S. Army families during World War II and the Korean War-era. She wrote many of her books while living on Governors Island.