Thirty-nine-acre George's Island is the site of historic Fort Warren. In addition to providing a coastal barrier, the granite and stone fort was a prisoner-of-war camp and jail during the Civil War. It was designated to protect the Boston Harbor in 1825.

Visitors can tour the National Historic Landmark mid-May through Columbus Day weekend. The island is seven miles from Boston's busy downtown area. Its dock, beach, and picnic tables are popular gathering areas for summer celebrations.

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Family Review of George's Island

Away Travel Expert: Steve Jermanok
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Take the ferry from the Long Wharf.
  • Continue on the boat to the beach at Peddock's.

Boston Harbor
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Parking: Daily 9 a.m. to sunset

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 617-223-8666
Transportation: Blue Line T to State/Aquarium, then ferry from Long Wharf
Neighborhood: Harbor Islands
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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