Renovations are nearly complete!
The story of Constitution Island is the story of the people who once lived here: the Warner Family and the many West Point cadets who found a haven away from home; the American Revolutionary War soldiers; the early Dutch settlers and before them; the Nochpeem Tribe of Native Americans.
For forty years, during the 19th century, Anna and Susan Warner taught bible classes to cadets who rowed across the river, landing, coincidentally, at the same place where the Great Chain was anchored in 1778, protecting the Hudson River and our Independence.
Not far from that very spot, the story continues as visitors and volunteers continue to be inspired by these early patriots and keep the house, the gardens and redoubt paths alive with interest.
We look forward to opening the island later this season and having you join our history.
Constitution Island is currently preparing our Tours & Events Schedule for the 2022 season.
Check back soon to see the latest!
Highlighted in News 12
Earlier this month, Reporter Nikita Ramos from News 12 Westchester came to the island to feature "Fort Constitution" in a 2-minute segment, "Road Trip," that shows visitors what they can expect when they tour the island.
Our docents Catherine Treuter and Jim Johnson are featured in this insightful clip that highlights the importance that the Warner sisters had in American history and was aired March 3 to kick off Women's History Month.
New Life on Constitution Island
Two ‘Sun Valley’ Red Maples and a dozen heirloom perennial flowers were planted on Constitution Island on the last day of the gardening season, October 27th. With the help of the West Point Department of Works, the volunteer gardeners of the Constitution Island Association put their hands and hearts to work to maintain the historical Anna B. Warner gardens and
give the island new life for coming generations.
Return to the Island!
After staying in storage for 12 years while the Warner House was being restored, the belongings of the Warner family have finally returned to Constitution Island! We are looking forward to unwrapping history as we prepare the Warner House for the 2022 season!