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

George's Island
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$67.98*
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Boston Odyssey Dinner Cruise
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$82.40*
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Boston Odyssey Brunch Cruise
Ranked #83 of 394 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and exploring.
Newton, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great for wiggly children.”
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
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A great place to go with kids”
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
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A nice daytrip”
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
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Historically Interesting”
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
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Definitely do in summer”
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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