Fort Jay: An Island Star!

Available Hours

Monday- Friday 10AM-4:30PM
Saturday, Sunday 10AM-5PM

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.


A dry moat, subterranean magazine, ravelin & bastions (5 Rodman guns, view of NYC), porches (no interior access of the four barracks), and exhibits.

Guided Tours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12PM and 2PM

Self-Guided Tours: Open 10AM-4:30PM on weekdays, Open 10AM-5PM on weekends.

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 on weekends
Meet the ranger in the Fort Jay courtyard

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Getting There
5 Minutes from Soissons Landing 10 Minutes from Yankee Pier
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier

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