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Governors Island Walking Tour

July 26, 2015 @ 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Brick Row

The New York Arsenal Commander's House

The New York Arsenal Commander’s House

A FREE Governors Island Explorer’s Guide Walking Tour will be held on Sunday, July 26, at 11:15 AM.

How is my walking tour different from other tours of the island? I’m a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide who has been leading walking tours since 1999. I’m the author of the upcoming book The Governors Island Explorer’s Guide (Globe Pequot Press), coming soon. It’s the first guidebook about the island.

Let me tell you what’s on the walk:

See 50 locations on the island;
History of all Army buildings and Army housing;
Significance of all fortifications and military use of the island;
The people that made the island a home for 200 years;
Historical trivia galore;
War of 1812 and the island;
Civil War locations and tales;
Insights into life on the island from the Dutch to the present day;
Current usage of the park and the buildings, what the future holds;

This is a 90-minute walking tour of the Historic District and the National Monument. See rare photos, maps and drawings from my personal collection. I served in the U.S. Marine Corps, so I can handle anything you can throw at me! I love visiting Governors Island and showing others its many quirks and charms. When I was researching the material for the book, I came up with so much material that I couldn’t fit into it. Now I can tell you what I learned.

See parts of Governors Island that are not on other walks and talks. Experience New York’s greatest new park for this insider’s tour. I might not be able to give this walking tour again for awhile, so please join me.

Immediately after the walking tour we are able to visit The New York Poetry Festival, which is taking place all weekend in Colonel’s Row Park.

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015
Time: The walking tour meets at 11:15 AM
Where: The top of the hill, the new Welcome Wall, when you get off the Manhattan ferry at Soissons Dock.

The walk lasts approximately 90 minutes so wear comfortable shoes. I suggest bringing a bottle of water, sunscreen, and a hat. Kids and strollers are of course welcome; unfortunately the island bans dogs. My cell # is 917.526.0597 or you can email me info@governorsislandguide.com


July 26, 2015
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
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Kevin C. Fitzpatrick