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Historic Governors Island

10 South Street
New York, NY 10004
United States

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Located at the mouth of the Hudson Bay between Brooklyn and Manhattan, Governor’s Island was captured by the British after the Battle of Brooklyn, who held it until the end of the war. The Island is also where the Turtle, the world’s first functioning submarine, attempted to sink the HMS Eagle. With the construction of Fort Jay and Castle Williams, the island continued to host a military garrison well into the Civil War. 

Don't Miss:

  • The cannon firing demonstration, where reenactors show off how to load and fire a historical cannon from the 1860’s. 

  • Free 90-minute walking tours on Saturdays and Sundays around the National Park.

Historic Governors Island: What's Nearby

New York, NY

Related Battles

Brooklyn, New York | August 27, 1776
Result: British Victory
Estimated Casualties

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