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.
R train service change
Due to the ongoing effects of Hurricane Sandy, MTA has suspended R train service to Lower Manhattan on weekends until October 2014. Please use the 4/5 at Bowling Green or the 1 at South Ferry to connect to the Governors Island Ferry.
Governors Island is currently closed for public access. We are scheduled to re-open at the end of May, 2012. Please check back for exact dates. For more information please call us Monday - Friday at 212-825-3045 or visit us on our Facebook page or Twitter feed.
Information from the 2011 Season:
New York City Transit Buses:
New York City Transit Subways:
The 4/5 train at Bowling Green:
The R train at Whitehall/South Ferry:
The 1 train at South Ferry:
Inter-state Bus Service to Lower Manhattan:
Commercial Ferry Service to Lower Manhattan:
Did You Know?
At the start of American entry into World War I and just before leaving Governors Island in May 1917 to lead the 2 million soldiers of the American Expeditionary Force in France, General John J. Pershing (1860-1948) ran uptown into Manhattan to register early for the draft of the very army he was leading to France. He was going to be busy and out of town on draft registration day.