The 2013 Public Access Season has concluded
The 2013 public access season on Governors Island has ended. Governors Island will re-open to the public Memorial Day Weekend, 2014.
Orientation to the History of Governors Island
Additional guided experiences may also be available. Please check with a Park Ranger on the day of your visit.
Friday Morning Summer Program for Kids
Did You Know?
Fort Jay was named after John Jay, who served as the second governor of New York, an office he held during construction of the fort. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Jay also served as the first Secretary of Foreign Affairs and as the first Chief Justice of Supreme Court.