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George's Island

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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Address: Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-727-7676

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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Best thing we did in Boston

Absolutely the top excursion we chose to do while in Boston. We never would have known if one of our local Boston friends hadn't mentioned it. The ferry ride out to the island was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this island from Boston Harbour where we parked our car. And then took a Ferry from there. As soon as we reached there there was a long line for food. We had to wait for more than half an hour. I did not like this place a lot however we could take any ferry from there to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely the top excursion we chose to do while in Boston. We never would have known if one of our local Boston friends hadn't mentioned it. The ferry ride out to the island was relaxing and beautiful. The island was amazing. Bring your walking shoes and give yourself some time. There is a lot to explore. The guided tour is... More 

1 Thank Julie S
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a day trip by myself and thoroughly enjoyed it. Give yourself at least a 2 to 3 hours minimum and bring a lunch (or you can purchase something from the island 'snack store'. Historical place to explore and poke around. Ask for a docent if there's one available!

Thank Susanmvh1
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the ferry from Long Wharf across to Spectacle Island, which was a lovely place to walk around, and then took the ferry to George's Island. On the island is Fort Warren and it was fascinating to explore it including the ramparts where there used to be large cannon. Apparently some of the other islands have the remnants of... More 

Thank Leah L
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a very interesting and reasonably priced part day activity. Take the time for the walking tour of the fort. The boat could use some cleaning and painting but the tour guide who explained the island history as we made our way to Georges was awesome. All of the ferry and park staff were nice and helpful.

Thank Jim R
Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We enjoyed the Ferry ride over to the island, and enjoyed the tour, and self tour of the Fort. It is ashame that they don't have the funds to save more of the Fort, but what is still safe to be in is very interesting, and a great look at what life must have been like. We went very early... More 

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in NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Took the boat to Georges Island, to make sure we didn't miss out we got the tickets early in the am & then toured around Boston. Came back for our 2pm cruise. Cost was 17.00 apiece for the 45 minute tour. Someone talked nonstop during the cruise pointing out every cotton picking detail of everything that is was or ever... More 

1 Thank Kitsaattheshore
Milton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

We go there on our boat but you ca take one of the harbor island boats to get to George's. Lots of history and a great place to visit

Thank El C
Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Great island to explore! The fort is a hidden gem - so big and incredible to explore! You can walk on top of the fort, on the fort grounds, and inside the fort (with shade!). It is such a cool spot that so many people don't know about. I was disappointed with the food stand at this island, however. The... More 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I was shocked to find out my Grandfather Sam,worked as a shoemaker for the officers of this fort and fixed shoes for many others.Saw a shoe he made in a locked behind glass window.This in intself was worth the trip from Boston Harbor.A great history is presented here that goes back to the war between the States and Souther prisoners... More 

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Staying in Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the seaport district of South Boston is located beautifully along the water. The area is designed for easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.