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Governors Island National Monument

New York Harbor, Ferry Terminal, New York City, NY 10004
+1 212-440-2200
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This former Dutch governor's estate, former military fort and former Coast Guard command post now enjoys its old age as a historic monument where you can take the occasional tour.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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New York Harbor, Ferry Terminal, New York City, NY 10004
Manhattan
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+1 212-440-2200
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"free ferry"
in 52 reviews
"ferry ride"
in 63 reviews
"lower manhattan"
in 59 reviews
"castle williams"
in 17 reviews
"coast guard"
in 14 reviews
"short ferry"
in 10 reviews
"mini golf course"
in 8 reviews
"rent a bike"
in 26 reviews
"special events"
in 10 reviews
"southern tip of manhattan"
in 7 reviews
"new york"
in 64 reviews
"food vendors"
in 13 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 7 reviews
"open to the public"
in 10 reviews
"art installations"
in 8 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 7 reviews
"manhattan skyline"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a good place to escape the "concrete jungle." It's a great place for bike riding, jogging, dogs and frisbees, etc.. There is an oyster farming marine project and a few historical structures. This is more a peaceful place for residents than tourists. Take...More

Thank MacnCheeseMom2014
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent the day bike riding with my 9 year old daughters using Blazing Saddles located next to the food vendors. The staff could not have been more pleasant and did not charge us because we brought the bikes back in just over an hour. Between...More

Thank tosl
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Have been to Governors Several Times since its just a Short hop on the Ferry from down town. You can check if there's a Summer Concert going on. Or like myself I usually go Biking since you can bring your own, or just rent one...More

Thank Aldora-Travelers
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The island is a short, cheap ferry ride away from lower Manhattan. It’s only open seasonally. There are historical sites to visit, playgrounds for kids, food trucks, amazing views and parks with benches, chairs, tables. They are renovating it slowly, so some of the island...More

Thank Chad K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took the ferry over with a friend visiting from Portland OR and had a great time walking shady paths, getting a great view of the downtown Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, and seeing a beautiful art exhibit in a former church on the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed the ferry over and the walk around the island. We took a lot of photos of the Manhattan skyline.

Thank TheGoBird
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in the morning when there was an event/festival. We weren't dressed and there was a long line to get in. The only food we saw was enclosed for the event. We were hungry so took the ferry back. Nice for families and outdoor...More

Thank 1beachfun
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only accessible by a short ferry trip but has lovely walks and a very interesting history covering the arrival of the many millions of migrants to America over the last few hundred years. Its near Ellis and Staten Islands and makes a good fine weather...More

Thank allanriley9
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Governors Island has great potential and I really wanted to like it, but unfortunately it fell very short for me. In looking for day trips on Google, I stumbled upon Governors Island. Since my bf and I love the outdoors, hiking, and all things scenery,...More

1  Thank QTpie13183
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

island is not open.The people who work here the students from the Harbor school and their staff are the only ones who can come on the island at this time.

Thank borbone3
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Mari M
17 May 2017|
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Response from madd4912 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's not. It's a couple of block away. There are sign indicating where to go
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saintthomasbound14
10 March 2016|
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Response from Thea C | Reviewed this property |
You are quite welcome. I plan to go back with my daughter and share some of the history with her.
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Ellen C
12 June 2015|
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Response from GStall23 | Reviewed this property |
I have Verizon and never had a problem with cell service there. There is also a charging station which should accommodate any cell phone. I never brought a laptop with me but you should be able to at least answer emails via... More
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