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George's Island

Boston Harbor, Boston, MA (South Boston)
617-727-7676
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Ranked #23 of 213 Attractions in Boston
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Type: Islands, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Picnicking, Hiking
Description: The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and exploring.
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We took the 10am ferry arriving around 10:45. Stopping by the visitors center, grabbing a map (with the stops and information) and headed out to circle the island. First stop was a kind gentlemen who provided a personalized welcome by sharing the ghost story, "The Black Lady" , to our 11 year old son. A perfect start to a perfect... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Short ferry ride brings you to a beautiful island with grills to cook ( bring charcoal, etc) adirondack chairs to relax in, a cafe, and lots of free activities for all ages and interests and places to explore. Great exhibits and short film in visitors center and friendly helpful staff. And a huge civil war, ww1 and ww2 fort to... More

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Little Rock, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took the $15 ferry to George's island on a holiday Monday. The ferry tour guide was very knowledgable about the Boston skyline, history of Boston, and many of the islands we passed on the 45 minute journey. My husband and I secured a spot on the top deck for the trip, and I would highly recommend lining up early... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Touring this island either on your own or with a guide is a great way to spend the day. For Warren is so rich in history and there is nothing like exploring this old fort and finding hidden passages and traipsing through dark tunnels. There are many other things to do on the island like watch a vintage baseball game... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
63 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

George's Island is one of several islands you can visit in Boston harbour. This particular island has a historic civil war era fort called Fort Warren. The ferry ride from the Long Wharf in Boston is about 30 minutes. Along the way you'll get some great views of Boston as you sail away. The island itself isn't very big and... More

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A fine place for a half-day of adventure is a boat trip out to George's Island. There is a well preserved Civil War vintage fort (Fort Warren) with period reenactors. Kids especially like the fort and it's a great place for them to run around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

George's Island was so much more that we had expected. The views from the island are beautiful and exploring the fort was very interesting.

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Chicago IL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Highly recommend this hiking trip. Wear comfortable shoes to walk and climb the Fort Warren. Excellent food at the outdoor "mess hall". No trash island so what you bring in you must take out with you. Great for all ages though wheelchair access limited as it is a preserved fort. Be careful with children as there are many dangerous spots... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Our 9 y/o daughter didn't enjoy it so much. If you have kids that like to explore, it is a must-do. Great views of Boston and the trip out was very enjoyable.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

The boat trip out is interesting and then there is a big fort to explore too, much bigger than I expected! There are organised tours and activities for younger children, and a fort-shaped play house that was popular too. We went mid-week in August and it was very busy with well-behaved organised youth groups as it is educational and fun.... More

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