• Visitors tour Castle Williams.

    Governors Island

    National Monument New York

Operating Hours & Seasons

Governors Island is open seasonally in the summertime from Memorial Day weekend to the last weekend in September. The 2014 public access season begins May 24th and continues 7 days a week until September 28. Hours are 10 AM till 6 PM weekdays and 10 AM till 7 PM. More information is available here.

July 4th fireworks return to the East River this year, but Governors Island will close on schedule at 6 PM on July 4th and NOT be a venue in which to view the fireworks this year.

National Park Service facilities, including Castle Williams, Fort Jay, and our bookstore are open 5 days a week, Wednesday - Sunday during the public access season. Click here for programming we're offering this summer.

The Trust for Governors Island, our partner organization, also offers a wide variety of programming on public access days. Visit them at www.govisland.com for more information.

 
 
 

Did You Know?

Civil War-era drummer boys

Approximately two-thirds of the army musicians (drummers and fifers) trained and posted to Governors Island from 1836 to the 1870s were below the age of 21.