Limited access and winter/spring programs
Governors Island opens to the public for the 2013 season on Saturday, 25, 2013. See "Plan Your Visit" at left for details. More »
Phone number change
Due to Hurricane Sandy, our phone service was disrupted. The temporary information number for the park is now via cell phone at 646-241-2670. Other contact information can be found at www.nps.gov/gois/contacts.htm More »
Traffic & Travel Tips
Please note, cars are not permitted on Governors Island. If you would like to drive to Lower Manhattan in the area of the Battery Maritime Building, you will need to park your car in either a parking garage or on the street.
Did You Know?
In 1814, a private stationed on Governors Island would have earned about $8.00 for a month of service to his country.