Guided Tours - Free:
Ranger-guided tours are offered first-come, first served for up to 25 participants. Groups larger than 15 people are required to call ahead at least 14 days in advance at (212)825-3054
Castle WilliamsExplore the many chapters of the story that this early 1800s coastal fortification holds in its walls. Contrast the past with the present and future of Governors island with a spectacular view of New York Harbor from the roof of the castle.
Schedule for the 2019 season coming soon
Tour requires ability to climb three flights of stairs
Roof access subject to weather conditions and wildlife activity.
Take a short walk with a ranger in and around the first fortification built on Governors Island, and explore its evolution through time as a defensive structure, a muntions storage, a barracks, and a home for families of the armed services.
Schedule TBD, Fort Jay is currently undergoing a restoration and preservation project and will be temporarily closed for safety reasons
easy walking, ADA accessible terrain
Self-Guided - Free:
Both forts are open 10 am-4:30 pm on weekdays & 10 am-5 pm on weekends
Eastern National Gift Shop and Bookstore
Located in Castle Williams. Open Saturday and Sunday, hours limited.
Last updated: May 11, 2019