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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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Love, love, love! Boston Must See!

I've been to George's Island a number of times and it's really amazing. The ferry is quite inexpensive to take to the island and there is no cost to visit the fort on the island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Ashley M
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
64 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I've been to George's Island a number of times and it's really amazing. The ferry is quite inexpensive to take to the island and there is no cost to visit the fort on the island. Once there, there is plenty of walking space and it was pretty stroller friendly. There is not much to eat on the island so I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Of the Boston Harbor Islands, George's Island is my favorite. I've gone here with a big group of friends as well as my soon-to-be boyfriend (now husband!), mostly during the summer, and it's a pleaser either way. There are picnic benches and a small beach, so we brought lunch to enjoy. What's most notable about the island, though, is Fort... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
63 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It is nice taking a boat over and exploring the fort. We also did the Halloween thing here before with my niece and nephew.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Georges Island is the home of historic Fort Warren, a Civil War-era fort known for its granite archways and reputed ghost, the Lady in Black. The fort and its grassy parade ground are a popular place for a scenic low-stress walk. Take a ranger-guided tour or visit the new museum with exhibits about the history of the fort. Great day... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Take a ferry from Boston or Hingham for a scenic boat ride to George's Island. You can picnic, swim and enjoy a tour of Civil War era Ft. Warren. You can also buy food and soft drinks at the Summer Shack for fairly reasonable prices.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Who knew this cute little island was so close to such a big city! (I certainly didn't!) I visited during the summer and spent a few hours exploring fortresses and trails with friends. It is nice to escape the city for a bit and feel like you are shipwrecked on a remote island! Would recommend for anyone who is adventurous!

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Orange, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I grew up in Boston and going to Castle Island was a treat whether it was the Fried Clams or to play around the 'fort'. Edgar Allen Poe served here as a young man and acquired some of his story material from the stories he heard. Great view of Boston harbor and a great place to cool down on hot,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

There are so many adventures in the harbor islands. It's even fun getting out there by ferry and once you arrive it's like going back in time.

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great tour. The boat toured the lighthouse and then stopped at the island for a tour. Great views of Boston harbor and the constitution and the airport.

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Trophy Club, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This trip is well worth the time and expense. Leaves Long Warf in Boston and it takes a little over a half hour to get to George's Island. One could spend more time, but we stayed for about an hour and took the boat back to Boston. Beautiful trip.

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