Above: Governors Island ferry access entrance.

Public access resumes Saturday, June 3, 2006. The island will be open to the public, 10 AM to 5 PM Fridays and Saturdays through Labor Day weekend. Starting June 6, it will be open for guided tours Tuesday-Thursday at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3:15 PM. There will be no charge for ferry transportation this season but groups of 10 or more are required to make advance reservations.

For more information, visit the National Park Service Governors Island web site.

Ferry terminal #2 --

2nd of 74 views in NYCHS Governors Island prison history virtual tour.

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En route:
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Building 140:
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Castle Wms:
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Prison yard:
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Sprial stairs:
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Tiers, cells:
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Castle cannon:
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Fort moat:
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Fort cannon:
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More fort:
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ferry: Page 67,
terminal: P. 71