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Fort Jay: An Island Star!

Available Hours

Daily 10AM-4PM

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 on weekends
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

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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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