Governors Island closed July 4th
The island will be closed on July 4th and no National Park Service tours or programs will take place that day. NPS weekday ranger tours and programs will still be offered on Wednesday, July 3rd and Friday July 5th.
Phone number change
Hurricane Sandy destroyed the island's telephone connections to Manhattan. Our 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. More »
Governors Island Ecology
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.