A Silent Sentinel in New York Harbor

From 1794 to 1966, the U.S. Army on Governors Island was part of the social, political, and economic tapestry of New York City. Today the island is vibrant summer seasonal venue of art, culture and performance against the backdrop of two centuries of military heritage and the skyline of one of the great cities of the world. The island is open seasonally. The 2015 public season has ended.

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The Eagle at Fort Jay

Conserving the Trophèe ďArmes at Fort Jay

We’re working hard to conserve one of the oldest pieces of brownstone sculpture in America. Learn more here.

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gois oral histories

Stories from Governors Island

Learn more about the stories of men and women who called Governors Island home while it was an active military base.

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An arched cell door inside Castle Williams

Explore Castle Williams

Castle Williams is a sandstone fort that has stood watch over New York Harbor for over 200 years

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