Fort Jay: An Island Star!
Courtyard open weekends 10 AM until 4:00 PM.
Fortify your mind! Tour one of the best examples of classic star-shaped fort design anywhere in the country, including the oldest structure on the island
Fort Jay Porch Talks – Join a Governors Island Park Ranger for a brief talk about a variety of topics, ranging from Dutch New Amsterdam to the War of 1812 to family life in the Coast Guard at Governors Island. Approximately 15 minutes
11:30, 1:30, 3:30
Meet the ranger in the Fort Jay courtyard
The Big Walk Around the Island – See the whole history of the island in one go. This ranger program examines most of the older buildings on the island. We’ll tell you the back stories on some of them. No tickets or reservations required. Visitors should be prepared to stand for a full 90 minutes and walk a distance of about 1.5 miles. No tickets or reservations required.
Saturdays, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Sundays, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Meet the ranger at the top of the hill from Soisson’s Landing
More information at http://www.nps.gov/gois/index.htm