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2 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


Closed to the public for 200 years, Governor’s Island is a fascinating piece of history in the heart of New York Harbor. Explore the island on a 2-hour walking tour that links up more than 30 sites, and includes war stories, local lore, and a new perspective on New York City’s military history.
  • 2-hour Governor's Island walking tour
  • Learn about local history
  • See military buildings and installations
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Family friendly
Make your way to Governor’s Island by ferry: take a boat from the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan, or the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6. On either ferry, you’ll get amazing views of the harbor while making the crossing, then begin the tour on the Governor’s Island ferry dock.
Follow landscaped paths to historic buildings, while your guide shares stories from 300 years of New York City history. Find out what was happening here throughout the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War, and learn about what was happening on Governor’s Island’s during more recent conflicts. Get essential context for understanding Governor’s Island’s fortifications and military use, and see what the future holds for the historic military structures.
Look over rare photos, maps, and drawings from a personal collection, then find the perfect vantage point for photographing the Statue of Liberty across the water. This tour concludes at the Governor’s Island ferry dock.
Please note this tour requires a minimum of 4 people per booking.
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Product code: 39729P1

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