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“Great for wiggly children.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of George's Island

George's Island
Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
617-727-7676
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$26*
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Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise
Ranked #24 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Islands, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Picnicking, Hiking
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Owner description: The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and exploring.
Newton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great for wiggly children.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

You start with a very pleasant boat trip; it really is an island, no bridges, then a well preserved and fascinating fort with a great deal of history, a civil war prison, for one thing. It is huge and has spectacular views and if you have children that are more interested in running than in history there's lots of grass and nooks and crannies to run around and hide in.

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Wayland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A great place to go with kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Young and older kids like this place, a lot of places to roam, the boat ride is a nice and scenic trip, a great thing to do on a nice day.

Visited June 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A nice daytrip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

George's Island is a great place to spend a summers day.The ferry over is a nice scenic trip with great views of the city and harbor islands.I have been to island many times since I was a young boy and still enjoy it to this day at 54!

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Salisbury, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Historically Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

A fun afternoon but bring food and water! Great place to picnic and wander around. Many buildings and even caught an unexpected reenactment the day I was there

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Definitely do in summer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I went there on a picnic - its great, huge open well manicured lawn areas - history abounds - really calm and serene and so close to boston. Definitely worth it.

Visited August 2012
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