The 2013 Public Access Season has concluded
The 2013 public access season on Governors Island has ended. Governors Island will re-open to the public Memorial Day Weekend, 2014.
Nature & Science
Although Governors Island is primarily known for its cultural history, it also offers an opportunity to learn about harbor and maritime ecology.
Interested in the local bird population? Visit the Birding Journal pages by Volunteer-In-Park Annie.
Did You Know?
Most of the trees on Governors Island are fairly young. Large shrubbery was removed to provide a clear line of cannon fire to enemy ships that might have entered New York Harbor. The reintroduction of trees in the 1870s reflects the island’s transition from a fortification into a residential community.