• Visitors tour Castle Williams.

    Governors Island

    National Monument New York

Photo Gallery

Castle Williams

Castle Williams in Winter

Adam Ramsey/NPS

These photo galleries contain images of people, places, objects, and events that are significant to Governors Island National Monument.

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Did You Know?

U.S. Army Air Corps Colonel Hap Arnold in the 1930s.

Henry “Hap” Arnold (1886-1950), a founding father of the modern U.S. Air Force, got the itch to fly while a second lieutenant in the infantry at Fort Jay in 1909, watching biplanes take off and land on Governors Island. His commanding officer told him that he knew of no better way to commit suicide. In 1911, he learned to fly with the Wright brothers and would go on to become the first five-star general of the Army Air Corps and the first and only five star general of the U.S. Air Force.