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Duration: 2 hours


Join naturalist and former National Park Service Ranger Mandy Edgecombe on a tour of Governors Island in New York City, NY. Explore the island's natural resources and public art, while learning about its history dating back over 400 years.

🌳 Learn about the history of Governors Island, from Dutch settlement to military base to its present-day use as a park

🔍 Explore colonial and native archaeology on the island

🎨 Visit the art exhibitions and pop-up museums in some of the old military homes

🚲 Bring your own bicycle or rent one on the island to experience the park in a unique way


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Practical information

How far in advance should I book the tour?
We recommend booking at least 1 week in advance to secure your spot.

How do I find my guide at the Battery Maritime Building?
As you approach the Battery Maritime Building (BMB), you will see a Citi Bike stand on the right of the building near Cipriani, an event space and restaurant in the ground floor of BMB. You will meet your guide there 20 minutes before departure. It is imperative to meet at this time to queue up for disembarking to the island. It also allows some give if running late.

How strenuous is this tour?
This tour is easy and most people can participate.

Is this tour ADA accessible?
Yes, it is! You can email us in order for us to best prepare your visit.

Is this tour mostly indoors or outdoors?
This tour is mostly outdoors.

Who will be our guide?
One of our licensed New York tour guides. Always a local New Yorker!

Full description

Governors Island is a place of both historical and natural beauty, and this walking tour led by Mandy Edgecombe is the perfect way to explore it all. Guests will learn about the island's rich history, from its Dutch settlement in the 1600s to its use as a military base up until 1996. The tour also highlights the island's natural resources, including the modern gardens and native plant gardens, which are cared for by the Trust for Governors Island. Visitors can bring their own bicycles or rent them on the island to experience the 172-acre park in a unique way.

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Duration: 2 hours
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