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The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and exploring.
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

A nice boat ride from the city, the fort is impressive even if it doesn't own a lot of history. Impressive enough I guess to scare off any intruders. The tides and currents bring old debris from the old trash dumping spot outside Boston Light,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

I chose this island of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreational Area to learn about the history of Fort Warren. It was very interesting. You go on a boat ride from Boston. You can take a tour of the island with a guide. The guide...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thom B
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We enjoyed the boat ride out to George's Island and the tour of the large fort. The ranger guiding the fort tour was very knowledgeable and the tour interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

A bit of a waste of a day, a little history but very little else and no swimming on a day of over 100f

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Greta place to visit. Take the ferry and after 30 minutes you reach George's Island. You will better understand the history of Boston Harbor. The rangers are just great. I recommend the tour. By the way the lobster roll at the cafetaria are very good;

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The visitor center has interesting information and civil war artifacts on display. The fort itself is massive with lots of rooms to explore. Great piece of American history. The ride over to the island but ferry was very pleasant. The only negative thing, was all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This island has a lot of history and worth the ferry ride. It is also where Fort Warren is. In short it's where British troops were stationed during the Revolutionary War (prior to Fort Warren). Then Fort Warren became a Fort and prison for Confederate...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

George's island with its Strategic location, 7 miles in front of Boston Harbour, is having Fort Warren, a historic landmark and named after Maj Gen Warren who died at the battle of Bunker Hill.. It's construction started in early 17th century and was completed by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Inam K
Reviewed August 8, 2018

My friend and I went for the Civil War Days. The ferry was fast and fun. The history tour was well done and fascinating. We had a special treat of two young men playing the fife and drum. Other workers showed the weapons of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank donna c
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We caught the ferry from Hingham to George's Island, which was itself worthy of review. Our $54 ticket for two adults and one senior included free parking (avoiding the $4.50 parking in Hingham), but we missed the 10AM ferry, since arriving at 9:30 was not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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net1994
February 3, 2019|
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Response from Thom B | Reviewed this property |
I am not from the area but I checked the park service site and it the ferry service starts running on May 19, 2019.
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Mikie U
August 25, 2016|
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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.
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