Atlas Obscura Covers Castle Williams on Governors Island

Contributing writer ARedd at Atlas Obscura recently posted a brief history of Castle Williams on Governors Island.

Although the Governors Island off the coast of Manhattan has seen an off-and-on military presence since the Revolutionary War, one need not enlist to reach it any longer. In 1996 the Coast Guard – the last of the military tenants of the Island – finally folded up their charts, and while it took a few years and some (luckily) unfulfilled development plans, Governors Island is now open to the public from May to September, finally allowing access to historic Castle Williams

Check out the full article for more history on Castle Williams.

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