Things To Know Before You Come
Before you arrive, be sure to check the Trust for Governors Island's website for additional information.
Please note that NPS facilities on the island, including Fort Jay, Castle Williams, and our bookstore, are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Did You Know?
West Point graduates William Sherman and William P. Jones started their military careers on Governors Island in 1840. Sherman would fight and survive the Seminole, Mexican and Civil Wars. Jones was posted to Fort McHenry in Baltimore killed when thrown from a horse in 1841. Sherman died in 1891.