blaneyphoto (blaneyphoto) wrote,

Governors Island open to the public!

I used to live there... its well worth visiting!

With a "First Day of Summer" kick-off, the National Park Service begin guided tours of Governors Island on Monday, June 21.

The 90 minute long, 1.5 mile walking tours will be offered on a regular schedule starting June 22, Tuesdays through Fridays at 10 AM and 1 PM through September 3. Tours are open to the general public and are free, but there is a ferry transportation fee of $5 for adults and children over 13, and $3 for children 5-12 years.

Ferry tickets are available on first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the tour. No advance purchases or reservations for groups or individuals are possible. The ferry tickets are good only for the day and time they are sold. There are no refunds or exchanges.

Ferry tickets are sold ONLY at the South Street Seaport Museum ticket booth on Pier 16 starting at 8:30 AM. Pier 16 is located on the East River at Fulton and South Streets. Ferry tickets for the morning and afternoon tours will be sold at that time and should sell quickly.

The Governors Island ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street, about 1/2 mile or a 20 minute walk from South Street Seaport at 10 South Street. The ferry departs promptlly at 10 AM and 1 PM. A ticket is required to board the ferry. Tickets are only available at the Pier 16 ticket booth. No tickets are sold or available at the Battery Maritime Building or on the Governors Island ferry.

The National Park Service ranger-guided tours are a vigorous 1.5-mile walk. All are welcome, but please note there is no food service and only limited medical facilities and restrooms on the island.

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