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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 Apr 5
The season will soon be upon us. The island's public season is scheduled to begin May 1st. Keep an eye here and on our partner's website to see whats happening.
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Governors Island NM Apr 5
Looks like the Coursen is going to get some help this summer, ferrying people back and forth from Manhattan. A new ferry was unveiled,...
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Governors Island NM Apr 4
Fort Jay has seen a lot of versions of the stars and stripes in its day. On this day, April 4th, in 1818, President James Monroe signed a law that called for 13 stripes plus one star for each state, to be...
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Governors Island NM Mar 17
For our St Patrick's Day thought, we are reminded of the relationship between the U.S. Army and the Irish and Irish American. A Broadway tune of 1874, lyrics by Edward Harrigan and music by David Braham, The...
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Governors Island NM Mar 16
On March 16, 1802, President Thomas Jefferson affixed his name to the Military Peace Establishment Act, directing that a corps of engineers be established and "stationed at West Point in the state of New...
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Governors Island NM Mar 16
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Governors Island NM Mar 10
It is January 1865 and Secretary of War Stanton is furious about the resistance Union forces are encountering in the bombardment of Fort Fisher. The fort, on the Cape Fear River protected Wilmington...
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Governors Island NM Mar 10
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Governors Island NM Mar 8
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Governors Island NM Mar 8
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Governors Island NM Mar 3
Happy 170th Anniversary to the U.S. Department of the Interior
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Governors Island NM Feb 25
a blast from the recent past, commemorating a blast from even further in the past
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Governors Island NM Feb 18
On this 2019 Presidents' Day, while remembering all who have held the office, we remember in particular because of their connection to our history as U.S. Military base and or a National Monument. Some were...
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Governors Island NM Feb 7
We missed an anniversary yesterday. On February 6, 1906, Frederick Dent Grant was promoted to Major General. As a Major General he would command the Eastern Division of the U.S. Army, living in Quarters #1,...
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Governors Island NM Jan 26
With the enactment of the continuing resolution, this Facebook page is once again active monitored. Stay tuned for posts on the islands long history and news of the coming season
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Governors Island NM Dec 22
During federal government shutdown, we will not monitor or update social media
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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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