Fort Jay: An Island Star!
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
More information at http://www.nps.gov/gois/index.htm