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    Governors Island

    National Monument New York

Plan Your Visit

The 2014 public access season runs from May 24 through September 28, 2014.
Governors Island is open seven days a week during the public access season.

To help fund 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. Youth age 12 and under will ride for free and those age 65 and over will pay half price. Morning ferries on Saturdays and Sundays will continue to be free for all. There will be no charge for bicycles.

Governors Island ferry service, schedules and fares

National Park Service programming schedule

Trust for Governors Island links to ferries, food, events, bikes, maps and rules

Did You Know?

Revolutionary War naval battle

The first, last, and only shots fired in anger from Governors Island were directed at British naval ships as they invaded New York Harbor in the summer of 1776.