• 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?

soldier stationed at Governors Island

In 1814, a private stationed on Governors Island would have earned about $8.00 for a month of service to his country.