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Address: Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-727-7676
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Activities: Picnicking, Hiking
Description: The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and...
The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and exploring.
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A great way to enjoy the harbor

We did a wonderful bicycle ride from George's Island to the JFK museum. The trail was along the ocean shore. We continued on to Milton and to the Chocolate factory buildings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We did a wonderful bicycle ride from George's Island to the JFK museum. The trail was along the ocean shore. We continued on to Milton and to the Chocolate factory buildings. If you have the time it is well worth the effort.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, historic island in Boston Harbor. Were lucky enough to be there for a vintage Base Ball Game (yes, 2 words back then) held in the middle of the fort. The ride on the ferry to the island is scenic and interesting.

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Boxford
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We used the Boston Harbor Boat Tours over to George's Island, 3 kids ages 4, 5 & 6 they loved it. So fun for them to walk around the top of the fort and in some places they shouldn't! The island was great, had food stand, benches and it was just a great visit. Would recommend doing this.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

George's Island was beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed walking around the island and had a nice lunch on the porch of the visitor center. Would love to return.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A lovely boat ride and great way to cool off on a hot day! Hike around the island and dip your toes in the ocean.

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My wife, 2 teens, and I took the Boston Harbor Cruise to Georges Island. This trip is the one that includes a BBQ dinner - an evening excursion (6:30-9:30). The staff on the boat were great and helpful. After a pleasant 30 minute ride to the beautiful island, we disembarked the boat and began our adventure. Fort Warren, built before... More 

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Orono, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Harbor Cruise was great, better afternoon spent on the water. The island itself is well maintained and easily accessible. Ft Warren is amazing and filled with history. It's been operational through most of the history of the U.S.. The story of the Black Lady is from the Civil War period when prisoners were housed at the fort and it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We took the Ferry from the wharf behind the Marriott. Tickets are purchased on the other side of the building. Please be aware that the website is inaccurate and uninformative. We wanted to take an 11 o'clock ferry but after we purchased the tickets we were told it was a 12 o'clock ferry. During the week the schedule is different!... More 

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RHODE ISLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

yes,my grandfather was a shoemaker and worked on this island during the first world war repairing and making shoes and boots for the officers living and working on the island. The Island in the olden days protected the harbor of Boston and was used as a prison during the Revelutionary War where the Southern troops were held in the prison... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

In a beautiful June day, I went to the island with my BFF as a girls day out. Before we boarded the boat, we walked across the street to Faneuil Hall and picked up some take out lunches. The 40 minute boat ride was very enjoyable. Get in line early to pick a good seat. In the island we enjoyed... More 

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Address: Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-727-7676
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston

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