• Officers at Fort Jay, 1912.

    Governors Island

    National Monument New York

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  • 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.

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 06/07/2013, 06/14/2013, 06/21/2013, 06/28/2013, 07/05/2013, 07/12/2013, 07/19/2013, 07/26/2013, 08/02/2013, 08/09/2013, 08/16/2013

    Location: Depart from Governors Island Ferry Terminal at South and Whitehall Streets in Lower Manhattan | Map Time: 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM Fee Information: No charge for ferry ride or program Contact Email: http://www.nps.gov/gois/contacts.htm

Ranger's Choice on Fridays (through mid-August) starts by departing on the 12:15 PM ferry to Governors Island. Join a Ranger on or off the island and learn about a unique subject in an interesting way! These programs are tours, presentations, or interactive demonstrations of especially interesting tidbits of American history or local ecology. Each program will be announced one week in advance, and some may require reservations. 

Drop a line at: http://www.nps.gov/gois/contacts.htm