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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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Perfect summer trip.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Lynda H
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Boston, Massachusetts

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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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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Address: Address: Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-727-7676
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston

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