Limited access and winter/spring programs
Governors Island opens to the public for the 2013 season on Saturday, 25, 2013. See "Plan Your Visit" at left for details. More »
Phone number change
Due to Hurricane Sandy, our phone service was disrupted. The temporary information number for the park is now via cell phone at 646-241-2670. Other contact information can be found at www.nps.gov/gois/contacts.htm More »
10-mile Bike Tour from Grant's Tomb to Governors Island
Join a National Park Ranger for a free 10-mile Bike Tour, riding from Grant's Tomb to Governors Island!
Both New York City and Governors Island are constantly evolving. Grab your bike and discover this fascinating history as you ride from Grant's Tomb down the Hudson River Greenway to the Battery, concluding on Governors Island.
The program will occur on July 31st, August 21st, and September 24th. Check-in will begin at 9:30 AM and the program will last approximately two hours. Both check-in and the tour will begin at Sakura Park, located at Riverside Drive/Claremont Avenue and West 122nd Street in Manhattan.
Registration in advance is strongly encouraged; the program is capped at 30 participants. To register, call 212-825-3045 or email Samuel_Adels@nps.gov.
Please bring your own bike and helmet.
Did You Know?
Three members of the Grant family served on Governors Island. Lt. Ulysses S. Grant was here in 1852. General Frederick Grant was in command here twice, and his son, Col. Ulysses Grant III was chief of staff for the commander here in 1937.