• Visitors tour Castle Williams.

    Governors Island

    National Monument New York

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Park Rangers pose with visitors from the final tour of the 2005 Summer Season.
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Did You Know?

nature in NY

Most of the trees on Governors Island are fairly young. Large shrubbery was removed to provide a clear line of cannon fire to enemy ships that might have entered New York Harbor. The reintroduction of trees in the 1870s reflects the island’s transition from a fortification into a residential community.