Governors Island is a 172-acre island in the heart of New York Harbor nestled between Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront. Eight minutes from the energy and excitement of the City, the Island is a popular seasonal destination. An award-winning new park is complemented by dozens of unique historic buildings, environmental educational facilities, a rich arts and culture program and a 22-acre National Monument managed by the National Park Service. Unlike anywhere else in New York, Governors Island offers peaceful settings with sweeping views of the Harbor, Lower Manhattan skyline, and Statue of Liberty. Looking ahead, the Island will be activated year-round with expanded educational, commercial, and non-profit uses.
- Triennial Exhibition Hours
- Wednesday–Thursday, 1–5 p.m.
- Friday, 1–5 p.m.*
- Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.*
- Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
- *On special dates Triennial sites will remain open until 9 p.m.
Battery Maritime Building
10 South Street, Slip 7
New York, NY 10004
Please note that Manhattan ferries leave daily from this address. Brooklyn ferries leave from Pier 6 in Brooklyn on weekends only.
Visitors can access Governors Island by ferry every day from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South St. in Manhattan or on weekends from Pier 6 in Brooklyn.
The Battery Maritime Building is easily accessible on the 1, 4, 5, and R subways and M15, M20 and M55 buses, while Pier 6 can be reached on the 2, 3, 4, 5, and R subways and B61 and B63 buses.
All ferries going to and from Governors Island, as well as the grounds of the Island itself, are ADA-accessible. Not all buildings on the Island are ADA-accessible. ADA-accessible restrooms are located throughout the grounds.
Free public Wi-Fi is available throughout Governors Island.
A wide range of food vendors can be found throughout Governors Island. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own food and eat at one of the many picnic tables scattered throughout the Island. Visitors may not bring alcohol onto the Island but can purchase and consume it in designated areas.