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George's Island

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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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Great for exploration and photography

Georges Island is home to Fort Warren, which served our military from 1850 until the late 1940's as a military installation. It is now a park, and the historic fort is open to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois

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Springfield, Illinois
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Georges Island is home to Fort Warren, which served our military from 1850 until the late 1940's as a military installation. It is now a park, and the historic fort is open to explore. Bring a picnic with you on the Island Shuttle, or you can buy food on the island (prices are high) and definitely bring your own drinks!... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I stopped at Georges Island for about an hour during a recent visit to the Harbor Islands. The old fort (Fort Warren) takes up most of the island, and is the main attraction. It was very cool to wander around the well-preserved fort. Great views of the other islands as well!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was a boring place to spend a hot afternoon, lengthy queues for food and drink and nothing much else to do. Boat tour guide was informative on the way out.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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 7 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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