Governors Island has a long military history, home to headquarters and military posts of the United States Army from 1794 until 1966, then a complex for the U.S

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Governors Island, New York

Governors Island has a long military history, home to headquarters and military posts of the United States Army from 1794 until 1966, then a complex for the U.S.

Governors Island has a long military history, home to headquarters and military posts of the United States Army from 1794 until 1966, then a complex for the U.S. Coast Guard before becoming a historic district open to tours.


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About Governors Island

 ferries depart from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street

 +1 212 825-304

 www.nps.gov

Governors Island and Nearby Sights on Map

Battery Park

Battery Park is a green space along the New York Harbor at the southern tip of Manhattan, from where ferries to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island depart

Staten Island Ferry

Ellis Island

Ellis Island was the gateway for 12 million immigrants to the United States until 1954

National Museum of the American Indian

Housed in the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, this Smithsonian museum is the New York branch of the National Museum of the American Indian (the other branches are in Washington, D

Museum of Jewish Heritage

A memorial to the Holocaust

Skyscraper Museum

Exhibits on the history of highrise and skyscraper construction

Bowling Green

A small park at the foot of Broadway which is the oldest public park in the city and is the site of the Charging Bull sculpture created after the 1987 stock market crash

Daily News Building

This Art Deco design classic, completed in 1930 to a design by Raymond Hood, was made famous by the Superman films; to be admired are the extreme verticality of the design, the understated setbacks and functional design

New York City Police Museum

A museum dedicated to the history of the NYPD

Trinity Church

An Episcopalian (Anglican) church and parish was first established on this site in 1697 under charter by King William III