Governors Island

Trace the evolution of Governors Island, just an eight-minute ferry ride from Lower Manhattan.

Join us on a self-guided audio tour around Governors Island. Your movements around the island will automatically trigger site-specific audio stories, tracing the island's transformation from military outpost to scenic refuge. Once known by the Lenape people as Pagganack, or Nut Island, Governors Island is a home to an impressive array of cultural, environmental, educational, and recreational offerings.

Choose your path, wander around, and immerse yourself in stories about Castle Williams, New York Harbor School, Liggett Hall, permanent art installations, and more. The audio tour is a collaboration between Open House New York, the Trust for Governors Island, and Gesso.