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.
R train service change
Due to the ongoing effects of Hurricane Sandy, MTA has suspended R train service to Lower Manhattan on weekends until October 2014. Please use the 4/5 at Bowling Green or the 1 at South Ferry to connect to the Governors Island Ferry.
Governors Island is jointly administered by the Trust for Governors Island and the National Park Service. Many visitor facilities and services are administered and maintained by Trust for Governors Island. Their facilities are indicated by an asterisk (*).
If you have any questions regarding facilities that belong to the Trust, please call 212-440-2200 Monday - Friday.
If you have any questions regarding facilities that are managed by the National Park Service, please call 212-825-3045 Monday - Friday.
For People With Mobility Impairments:
Accessible bathrooms are located:
Please Note: There are no wheelchairs available to borrow at this time.
For People With Hearing Impairments:
Please Note: There is no film, video or audio-visual program at this time.
For People With Sight Impairments:
Please Note: Information in Braille is currently unavailable.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the park at 212-825-3045.
Did You Know?
Henry “Hap” Arnold (1886-1950), a founding father of the modern U.S. Air Force, got the itch to fly while a second lieutenant in the infantry at Fort Jay in 1909, watching biplanes take off and land on Governors Island. His commanding officer told him that he knew of no better way to commit suicide. In 1911, he learned to fly with the Wright brothers and would go on to become the first five-star general of the Army Air Corps and the first and only five star general of the U.S. Air Force.