• 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?

General John J. Pershing about 1916.

At the start of American entry into World War I and just before leaving Governors Island in May 1917 to lead the 2 million soldiers of the American Expeditionary Force in France, General John J. Pershing (1860-1948) ran uptown into Manhattan to register early for the draft of the very army he was leading to France. He was going to be busy and out of town on draft registration day.