Castle Williams, New York City

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  • 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 »
  • Built in the early 1800's to protect New York. It did its job as the British didn't bother NYC during the War of 1812. Nice place to stroll around when on Governor's Island. Great view of the NYac sky...  more »
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  • Incredible place. Rangers are very helpful and the tours are excellent. A lot of history here and some fun stuff to look at as well. Tours are free but kids may get a lil bored as they are mildly long.
  • It was a fort, it was a prison, and now it's a historic place to visit by when you go to Governor's Island. Castle Williams is officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You have to go on a guided tour to get to the roof of the castle. Be prepared to climb three flights of stairs. We talked to ranger about the tour but didn't go on one. She warned that young children may get bored quickly on the tour and it gets hot on the roof.
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