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Governors Island National Monument is part of the National Park Service. We preserve two historic forts and teach you about history!
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Governors Island NM Dec 1
With the passing of President George H.W. Bush, we remember his visit to the island, just about 30 years ago. On December 7, 1988, President Ronald Reagan and President Elect George H.W. Bush will meet with,...
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Governors Island NM Oct 28
Sunday brings some nice fall weather and normal operations, after Saturday’s storm. The forts will be open today at 10 and our normal Sunday tour schedule in effect.
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Governors Island NM Oct 27
Due to severe weather conditions Governors Island National Monument will close for the rest of the day, for the safety of visitors and staff . Fort Jay and Castle Williams will reopen tomorrow at 10 AM, weather permitting. This page will be updated of any changes. Thank you
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Governors Island NM Oct 17
On October 24, Fort Jay will be closing . Castle Williams remains closed during the week due to construction. We appreciate everyone's patience regarding this and Fort Jay will be open Thursday October 25
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Governors Island NM Oct 13
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Governors Island NM Oct 13
Happy Birthday U.S. Navy!!! At the request of Jonathan Williams you tested the Castle back in 1811, for which we are very grateful. You remain the only folks to fire upon Castle Williams
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Governors Island NM Oct 10
Please be advised, we will be doing some work in Castle Williams, during the week, over the next couple of weeks. This will impact visitation. The above link leads to...
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Governors Island NM Oct 6
Ranger Diana’s program about Manhattan’s indigenous people, the Lenape, debuted today. Pictured are images of the program in progress, at Castle Williams, as Ranger Diana shares the history and culture of the Lenape people.
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Governors Island NM Sep 21
Please join us for the next few Saturdays on a 90 minute walk around the historic district of Governors Island.
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Governors Island NM Sep 19
Our friends at the WW1 Centennial Committee shared this event photo album from last weekend's WW1 commemoration event. Some great photos of our living history volunteers sharing their...
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Governors Island NM Sep 18
New York Harbor and lower Manhattan as seen from the roof of Castle Williams on a warm but drizzly day. Governors Island is a nice quiet Tuesday retreat this time of year.
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Governors Island NM Sep 16
Our volunteer living historians come to Fort Jay's ravelin to raise the colors on this sunny Sunday morning. The detail comes to attention and presents arms as the 48 star flag is raised over Fort Jay and Governors Island
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Governors Island NM Sep 15
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Governors Island NM Sep 15
Ranger Joe Korber introduces what there is to see here at World War One Weekend
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Governors Island NM Sep 15
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Governors Island NM Sep 15
Opening ceremony of World War One Weekend
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Governors Island NM Sep 15
World One Weekend begins... join us for a live video broadcast of the opening festivities...
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Governors Island NM Sep 14
Be sure to join us this Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm for World War One re-enactments, including period vehicles and tents.
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Governors Island NM Sep 14
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Governors Island NM Sep 9
Two visitors discover a noteworthy place to inspire their creativity. The Ravelin of Fort Jay has civil war era Rodman guns (canon) and it faces toward Manhattan skyline. This juxtaposition of historic and modern...
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