Fees & Passes

There are no fees charged to visit Governors Island National Monument.


The Trust for Governors Island charges a one-time, round-trip ferry fee from Manhattan and Brooklyn. A $2 round-trip ferry fee is charged for adults. Seniors 65 and over $1. Children 12 and under and bikes are free. Season long passes maybe available. Credit cards will be accepted. No fees (free ferry service) for weekend 10 AM, 11 AM and 11:30 AM Manhattan and Brooklyn ferry passengers. There is no surcharge for bicycles.

However, once you are on the island, Governors Island National Monument is completely free to visit. There is no charge for access to the National Monument or for programs conducted by the National Park Service. Some events hosted by the Trust for Governors Island and other entities may be ticketed and require an entrance fee. Please visit www.govisland.com for information on events not conducted by the National Park Service.

No reservations are required for any National Park Service programs at this time.
Free tickets available one hour in advance are required for Castle Williams roof tours.

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