The 2013 Public Access Season has concluded
The 2013 public access season on Governors Island has ended. Governors Island will re-open to the public Memorial Day Weekend, 2014.
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 will begin on May 24th and continue 7 days a week, for 120 days until the end of September.
With a new 7-day public access schedule for Governors Island in 2014, it is a very exciting time for us all at Governors Island National Monument. Check our website for new Summer 2014 Operating Schedules in the coming months!
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.
In the off-season, October through June, the national monument is open during monthly scheduled programs or by appointment, depending on available staffing, budget, on-going construction and off-season project demands.
Did You Know?
In 1860, nearly half of the enlisted men stationed on Governors Island had immigrated to New York from either Ireland or Germany. Women immigrants from these countries also took their first jobs "off the boat" as maids and servants in the officers' homes on the island.