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Governors Island National Monument

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Address: New York Harbor, Ferry Terminal, New York City, NY 10004
Phone Number: 2124402200
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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This former Dutch governor's estate, former military fort and former Coast...

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.

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Governors Island Walking Tour
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Great way to spend time

This was my second visit. The first time I went with my young nieces. This time I took my two teenage daughters. The Island is FUN!! There are no cars, so walking about is simply... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Allentown, PA and Modiin, Israel
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Allentown, PA and Modiin, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This was my second visit. The first time I went with my young nieces. This time I took my two teenage daughters. The Island is FUN!! There are no cars, so walking about is simply divine. Art students create a mini-golf course that is both challenging and beautiful to look at. There is an actual tree house that is built... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Alpine slide created in a man made mound on historic US coast guard base. Food trucks, pedestrian friendly, or grab a citi bike as well as a local bike rentals and go for ride around the island. Wings and things food truck was on point. Boneless wings w honey bbq, was my finger licking second choice. The popular chicken and... More 

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Thank LISA M
New York, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take the free ferry boat, a 10 minute run, to this National Park that overlooks Manhattan. You can rent a bike and peddle around. Bring a picknik or buy some food at an exotic food cart. there are playgrounds for kids. Often there is some special event going on. It is great fun to visit a historic jail, houses where... More 

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Thank Kathleen A
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you a tired of the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, Brooklyn, SI etc take a round trip $2 ferry ride to Govenor Island and you will be transported to heaven on earth. There are tons of lounge chairs around so you can relax, tan, sleep or talk with family. You can walk around the island, but I'm sorry on... More 

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Thank Onika R
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A large island. Their art shows are wonderful, there's much to do and see, lots of walking, tours, good food and family fun.

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Thank Beck20
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hills are alive with the expanded space. I just got back from my annual pilgrimage to the island. Yes, the hills are nice features, I am sure the slides will make many happy. I was happy with the expanded space. More room to find your special place to relax and enjoy the mostly serene environment (if we can only... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The island has just inaugurated The Hills, an elevated expansion of the southern parkland on this gem. There is a hill to climb (inclined path or rock staircase) with 360 degree views. Play areas for children, ball fields and a perimeter walking/biking path add to the recreational options. The fort opened early 1800s is run by the National Park Service... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the island to see The Hills, a wonderfully designed park created from the old buildings on the island. It has the highest peak from which to view spectacular sunrises or sunsets & a panoramic view of New York Harbor. There are several bike rentals & CitiBike has two locations near the ferry docks. Kids of all ages... More 

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Thank RamblinRuby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We heard on the news that Governors Island was open and free to the public for the day. The ferry boat ran frequently and was very short. Easy to stroll around and have a picnic or you can purchase food, drink or snack. You can rent a bike built for 1,2, or more. Very clean maintained by park service personnel... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in NY most of my life, but I had never been there before. I enjoyed renting a bicycle and reading and listening to my music on in the hammock cove. It was extroidenarily relaxing and enjoyable

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