Castle Williams, New York City

Castle Williams is a circular fortification of red sandstone on the northwest point of Governors Island, part of a system of forts designed and constructed in the early 19th century to protect New York City from naval attack. It is a prominent landmark in New York Harbor. Together with Fort Jay (Fort Columbus), it is managed by the National Park Service as part of Governors Island National Monument.
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  • ….A WORTH-WHILE CALL-IN WHEN DOING THE ISLAND AS A WHOLE. I tell a lie – CASTLE WILLIAMS may indeed be a destination in itself for those wonks into MILITARY HISTORY/OLD JAILS/HISTORIC BUILDINGS...  more »
  • When you arrive on Governor's Island for the day and you start to walk around, don't miss out on the 45 minute tour of Castle Williams, one of the two historic forts on the island. It is a great tour....  more »
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  • i liked the story of putting the first american flag over the walls of this castle after great battle occurred around this place and how the first american anthem was singed here at down time. i was luck to see this flag few days later during my visit to the DC i recommend to visit these place together to connect the dots and to get full picture
  • If you’re just passing by, it’s okayy. While the informative signs are interactive to keep visitors engage, the castle itself isn’t anything special, lacking visitor access to more desirable viewing platforms at the top. Definitely go on a tour if you’re truly interested in the history.

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