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This audio tour is a collaboration between Open House New York, the Trust for Governors Island, and Gesso. Trace the evolution of Governors Island, just an eight-minute ferry ride from Lower Manhattan, as your movements around the island automatically trigger site-specific audio stories, uncovering the island’s transformation from military outpost to scenic refuge. Once known by the Lenape people as Pagganack, or Nut Island, Governors Island is a home to an impressive array of cultural, environmental, educational, and recreational offerings. Bring your headphones, choose your path using our interactive map, and immerse yourself in stories about Castle Williams, New York Harbor School, Liggett Hall, permanent art installations, and more.