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George's Island

Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
+1 617-727-7676
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The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and exploring.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
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“fort warren” (29 reviews)
“civil war” (13 reviews)
Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
North End
+1 617-727-7676
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Summer Saturdays get you a 50 minute ferry ride with incredible views of Boston harbor and islands, jazz concerts by Berklee music students, a fascinating Fort with lots of history to learn, and great walking along the walls or over the lush lawn. A truly...More

Thank Julie V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Quite apart from the lovely (and very reasonable at $17 return ticket) boat trip out to the island, this is a thoroughly interesting place to visit. When you arrive you should make sure you watch the brief film (about 9 minutes long) in the Welcome...More

Thank BeakerEdinburgh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice boat trip to the island (50 min from Boston downtown). Interesting historical site - an old Civil War Prison. Quiet, fun to explore, easy to ride to other islands.

Thank timpk2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A serene and secluded island to spend your day. To be honest I am surprised so much of the fort has not been maintained and is being allowed to rot away. Seemingly vast areas while not locked or roped off appear to being claimed by...More

Thank Sy D
Reviewed June 20, 2017

This is a great take in Boston HArbor. Ferries run from Boston to Georges Island all summer long. You can also combine other Harbor Islands if you want to island hop. However this is a great place to picnic, explore the fort and they have...More

1  Thank KL1437
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Even if you aren't a history buff, Georges Island is a nice relaxing ferry ride from Boston or the South Shore out into the middle of Boston Harbor. There is a concession stand there and plenty of amazing views of Boston. Take your dog for...More

Thank Ray T
Reviewed November 9, 2016

This was a really great trip. Take both the Georges Island and the Spectacle Island both have unique history. Great views of the city, a wonderfully peaceful place to walk, picnic, and the boat is so great.

1  Thank Shuggiplum
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Fort Warren is located on George's Island - This island is another indication of Boston's importance in the early history of this country. The island was used for agriculture until 1925 when the government confiscated it for coastal defense. During this time it was dramatically...More

1  Thank ejamsc
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a peaceful island with the remanents of a fort dating back to the civil war era. There is a little something here for history buffs as well as geologists. According to the parks guide, the island is only one of two existing drumlins...More

1  Thank gogodiscover
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

The BHC over to George's Island was spacious and informative (45 mins ). The fort and island were great , my only regret was buying 4 "Jumbo" hotdogs for $9 each at the food counter, i waited 35 mins for two limp hotdogs in a...More

1  Thank Jesus M
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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Mikie U
August 25, 2016|
Response from Jing W | Reviewed this property |
I have a dog myself and wanted to bring her, but was told that only service dogs are allowed on the island.
August 20, 2016|
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Response from Jesse K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, didn't see any dogs when i went there though.