Castle Williams

Monument / Landmark
Governors Island, New York
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  • Natalie M.
    "It's worth it for the views of NYC."(2 Tips)
    Landmarks Preservation Commission
    "The castle was designated a City landmark in 1967."(3 Tips)
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  • Natalie M.
    Natalie M.September 4, 2012
    Every hour (on the half hour) go to the Ranger table for tickets to the rooftop tour (which will be an hour later but there is plenty to do) on the weekend. It's worth it for the views of NYC.
  • Landmarks Preservation Commission
    Designed by Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Williams it was constructed of sandstone with walls measuring 8 feet thick at the base. The castle was designated a City landmark in 1967.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusApril 10, 2012
    The circular castle, designed by the head of the Army Corps of Engineers in 1807, was used as a jail for Confederate troops and AWOL Union troops during the Civil War. Read more on MetroFocus Read more
  • Carmen Gloria R.
    It used to be a prision, good a nice view but still a prision. :(
  • ben v.
    ben van alboomAugust 31, 2013
    It's sort of like the Gravensteen in Ghent. #VisitFlanders
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