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?
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.