Governor's Island Walking Tour

(Open June thru Aug. 31) Turned over to the public after 200 years of restricted military use, Governor’s Island features a mile-long waterfront esplanade, two 19th-century forts and 64 landmarked buildings. The National Park Service offers free tours Weds & Thurs with ferries to the island departing at 10 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.