Governors Island is only 800 yards from Manhattan and'it was off-limits'to the public for 200 years. This former military base is now'New York's greatest new park. You will take'a short'8-minute ferry ride from Manhattan that offers amazing views of the harbor. Then you will head out to explore the historic buildings, walk along'landscaped paths, learn about three centuries of New York History, and take in breathtaking views of the city from the harbor. You won't believe you're so close to the hustle and bustle of Wall Street across the water.
To meet your guide you will need to take the ferry from either the Battery Maritime Building or Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 in Brooklyn. This tour is designed for tourists, locals, families, and groups of friends. You'll visit more than thirty locations and come away with a new appreciation for the area.
This two-hour walking tour includes:
Three hundred years of island history
Explore the military life including the American Revolution, War of 1812,'Civil War'and more
History of all Army buildings and Army housing
Significance of all fortifications and military use of the island
Current usage of the park and the buildings, what the future holds
See'rare photos, maps, and drawings'from Kevin's personal collection