Guided Tours - Free:
Ranger-guided tours of are offered first-come, first served. 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.
Castle Williams is currently open Monday through Friday from 10AM to 4:30PM and Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 5PM.
Castle WIlliams guided tours are currently scheduled for 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 on a first come first serve basis.
Tour will be limited to 26 participants
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.
Fort Jay is currently open Monday through Friday from 10AM to 4:30PM and Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 5PM.
Ranger Fort Talks on Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 2:30
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
America's National Parks Gift Shop and Bookstore
Located in Castle Williams. Open Saturday and Sunday, hours limited.
Last updated: July 19, 2019