• Historic Image of New York Harbor

    National Parks of New York Harbor

    New York

Curriculum Materials


Lesson plan along with supplemental primary documents

NPS photo

Both Ellis Island and Gateway offer curriculum materials. Check with each park to find out more.

Ellis Island

Gateway National Recreation Area

Did You Know?

Castle Williams was part of a harbor-wide network of fortifications built or reinforced around the time of the War of 1812

In the line of fire! Cannon at Castle Williams of Governors Island National Monument face Battery Park in Lower Manhattan... and continually surprise commuters on the Staten Island ferry! Governors Island is one of 23 unique destinations within the National Parks of New York Harbor. More...