Ride the ferry (fare included in tour) to Governors Island then walk the path of history dating aback to mid-18th century and, until 1996, a base of military operation for 200 years. Explore Castle Williams with its 99-cannon embrasures and Fort Jay and their important role during the Civil War, the War of 1812 and subsequent wars. View the architecture of McKim, Mead and White’s Liggett Hall, once the largest United States Government building in the world and the site of what might have been LaGuardia Airport. The newest addition, The Hills, with Outlook Hill, a 70-foot high structure permitting the only 360-degree view of New York Harbor and surrounding area was opened in 2016. Bring your lunch or buy it there. Mario Medici, NYC licensed tour guide will provide expert commentary where appropriate. Bring your camera! Walking portion of tour will take approximately 4 hours; participants must be physically able to walk 3-4 miles without assistance.