Castle Williams power outage
A portion of the island electrical system has failed, leaving Castle Williams without power. This condition will last several weeks. Castle roof tours are suspended and Castle interiors are closed to the public. The courtyard remains open Wed-Sun.
July 4th - Governors Island Closes at 6 PM - No Fireworks Viewing
The island will close at its regular time at 6 PM on Friday, July 4th. There will be no viewing of the Macy fireworks display in the East River from the island.
Multiple Days: 06/05/2013, 06/06/2013, 06/12/2013, 06/13/2013, 06/19/2013, 06/20/2013, 06/26/2013, 06/27/2013, 07/03/2013, 07/10/2013, 07/11/2013, 07/17/2013, 07/18/2013, 07/25/2013, 07/24/2013, 07/31/2013, 08/01/2013, 08/07/2013, 08/08/2013, 08/14/2013, 08/15/2013, 08/21/2013, 08/22/2013, 08/28/2013, 08/29/2013, 09/05/2013, 09/11/2013, 09/12/2013, 09/18/2013, 09/19/2013, 09/25/2013, 09/26/2013Location: Tours depart via ferry from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street, corner of South and Whitehall Streets in Lower Manhattan. | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 12:15 PM,2:15 PM to 4:15 PM Fee Information: Free tour and ferry ride
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM and 2:15 PM. Join a National Park Ranger and an array of persons from the past as you explore the island's historic landmark district, which features structures dating back to 1794. In seeing the island historical landmarks, you may get a chance to meet the people who lived and worked in them in their heyday! The tour is approximately 1.5 miles walking with little time for breaks. There is no food, water, or restroom access during these tours, so please plan accordingly.Visitors will catch the ferry departing at 10 AM and returning by 12:15 PM or departing at 2:15 PM and returning by 4:15 PM.
These programs are ranger escorted. Governors Island is closed on weekdays and visitors cannot leave the tour group or explore the island on their own. Visitors will board the ferry, meet their guide, and upon completion of the program, must depart on the next available ferry. Tickets will be distributed for all programs starting one hour before the program begins and a limited number will be available. Please arrive early to ensure you will receive one. Tickets can be acquired at the Battery Maritime Building.
Have a large group? Reservations are required for all groups of ten or more. Please email us at: http://www.nps.gov/gois/contacts.htm or call us at 212-825-3045, to arrange a reservation.