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.
Plan Your Visit
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. On public access days, visitors may explore the island at their own pace, take a self-guided tour or guided tour, picnic, bicycle, or just hang out.
With a new 7-day public access schedule for Governors Island in 2014, it is a very exciting time for all of us at Governors Island National Monument. Please continue to check our website for new Summer 2014 Operating Hours and schedules in the coming months!
To help fund this newly expanded public access, The Trust for Governors Island, our partner organization, will introduce a ferry fare for Brooklyn and Manhattan ferries, charging $2 round trip for adults on all weekday ferries and on afternoon ferries on Saturdays and Sundays. Children will continue to ride free and senior citizens' fares will be half price. Morning ferries on Saturdays and Sundays will continue to be free for all. There will be no surcharge for bicycles. See the full press release on the ferry fare announcement from The Trust for Governors Island here.
The Trust for Governors Island also offers a wide variety of programming on public access days. Visit them at www.govisland.com for more information and updates concerning the Summer 2014 public access season.
Did You Know?
Janet Lambert (1893-1973) was a military wife for over 30 years, and an actress and author of 54 books of young adult fiction for girls in the 1940s and 50s. She wrote about the lives and the coming of age choices between career or family by daughters of U.S. Army families during World War II and the Korean War-era. She wrote many of her books while living on Governors Island.