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Governors Island is open for passive recreation. Ferry ticket reservations and face coverings are required. Read our COVID-19 Response.

Governors Island is open for passive recreation. Ferry ticket reservations and face coverings are required. Read our COVID-19 Response.

Open at all times
See the schedule for island hours.

Stroll across Governors Island while exploring over four centuries of history through stunning historical photographs on Urban Archive. On the Official Governors Island Walking Tour, visitors will learn the story of the Island beginning with its inhabitation and use by the Lenape until the present day, comparing views of the past with present conditions. Other walks are also available to explore different aspects of the Island’s past. Download the Urban Archive app on the App Store or head to urbanachive.org and walk to the eastern shore near Pier 102 to begin the official self-guided tour.