• Visitors tour Castle Williams.

    Governors Island

    National Monument New York

Getting Around

Getting around on Governors Island:

  • Governors Island is a walking island. Motorized vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, etc., are not permitted.
  • Bicycling is permitted throughout the island with the exceptions of Soissons Dock, Nolan Park, and inside the courtyard of Fort Jay. Learn more about cycling on Governors Island, including bike tours.

Did You Know?

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dallas

The USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716) was a 378 foot Coast Guard high endurance cutter commissioned in 1967 and until 1996, its homeport was at Governors Island. In March 2012 it was decommissioned and began a second career with the Philippine Navy.