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 »
Press Releases and Important Dates:
Governors Island Social Networks - Learn how Governors Island has built a presence in online social networks, and find links that allow you to connect and interact with the park in new and exciting ways.
Castle Williams Gets a Facelift - A Downtown Express article about the current project underway at Castle Williams and the future use of this historic structure.
General Management Plan - The 2008 press release announcing the first completed draft of the Governors Island GMP.
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Did You Know?
The first, last, and only shots fired in anger from Governors Island were directed at British naval ships as they invaded New York Harbor in the summer of 1776.