Civil War cannonballs at Battery Rodgers, Alexandria, Virginia

Governors Island is closed for the season, but there are still some goings on there even in the dead of winter. Here’s a little reminder that our national historic sites are not amusement parks but places where real people did true and amazing things: workers unearthed a 350 pound Civil War cannonball yesterday while doing some maintainence to the ferry landing . Here’s more from the Trust for Governors Island blog.

This is the real deal, folks. Hopefully we’ll see you at GOIS this summer.

(image/courtesy JK Brooks 85)