• Visitors tour Castle Williams.

    Governors Island

    National Monument New York

Map of the Governors Island ferry terminal at the Battery Maritime Building

Map of the Governors Island Ferry Terminal at the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan
Governors Island Ferry leaves from Slip 7 at the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan.

Did You Know?

nature in NY

Most of the trees on Governors Island are fairly young. Large shrubbery was removed to provide a clear line of cannon fire to enemy ships that might have entered New York Harbor. The reintroduction of trees in the 1870s reflects the island’s transition from a fortification into a residential community.