• Officers at Fort Jay, 1912.

    Governors Island

    National Monument New York

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  • Castle Williams power outage

    A portion of the island electrical system has failed, leaving Castle Williams without power. This condition will last several weeks. Castle roof tours are suspended and Castle interiors are closed to the public. The courtyard remains open Wed-Sun.

  • July 4th - Governors Island Closes at 6 PM - No Fireworks Viewing

    The island will close at its regular time at 6 PM on Friday, July 4th. There will be no viewing of the Macy fireworks display in the East River from the island.

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 05/25/2013, 05/26/2013, 05/27/2013, 06/02/2013, 06/09/2013, 06/16/2013, 06/23/2013, 06/30/2013, 06/01/2013, 06/08/2013, 06/15/2013, 06/22/2013, 06/29/2013, 07/07/2013, 07/14/2013, 07/21/2013, 07/28/2013, 07/06/2013, 07/13/2013, 07/20/2013, 07/27/2013, 08/04/2013, 08/11/2013, 08/18/2013, 08/25/2013, 08/03/2013, 08/10/2013, 08/17/2013, 08/24/2013, 08/31/2013, 09/01/2013, 09/02/2013, 09/07/2013, 09/14/2013, 09/21/2013, 09/28/2013, 09/29/2013, 09/22/2013, 09/15/2013, 09/08/2013

    Location: Top of the hill from the Manhattan ferry Fee Information: Free Contact Email: http://www.nps.gov/gois/contacts.htm

At 11:25 AM, 1:25 PM and 3:25 PM (additional tours may be available as staffing allows; ask a ranger or volunteer when you arrive). Join a National Park Ranger or Volunteer and learn about the history of Governors Island's 241 years of military service by exploring our two historic forts, Fort Jay and Castle Williams. Tours meet at the top of the hill at Soissons Dock, near the National Park Service signboard. Tours are 45-60 minutes in length and only take visitors to the courtyard of Castle Williams, not to the roof and Fort Jay. No reservations are required.