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George's Island: Tours & Tickets

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Georges Island is home to historic Fort Warren, a Civil War-era fort known for its graceful granite archways and reputed ghost, the Lady in Black. The fort and its grassy parade ground are a popular place for a scenic, low-stress walk. Take a...more
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Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was quite a trip - relaxing boat ride out to the island followed by several hours touring the fort. You do need to be careful walking inside the fort as many places are quite dark so a small compact fashlight is recommended. There is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MarthaP1500
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

We took the ferry and visited Georges Island. It was a beautiful August day, and both the boat ride and the time on the islands was a welcome change from the urban hustle and bustle of Boston. We traveled with four kids - ages 5...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BlueDevilOKC
Reviewed 7 August 2019

The cruise over was nice. The boat had select food and drink aboard. The island was very clean and a fun place to walk around and pushing a stroller was pretty easy. I definitely suggest bringing a picnic lunch. The island has a very small...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LReut
Reviewed 6 August 2019

Beautiful day, packed a lunch and set out for a 40 minute ride out to George's. After the Visitor's Center, we took our time exploring the fort, Fort Warren. There are many rooms to explore from the inside of the fort with information signs to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ron-Dianne
Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

After asking these “rangers” if the island was open until sunset as posted they confirmed it indeed was. After making us wait 45 minutes to dock we finally were hurried to do so at 5pm, just as their worker boat arrived to scurry them away...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JHov83
Reviewed 12 July 2019

We come here each summer and each year it seems like the ferry schedule gets leaner. If you want to get to another island during the week, forget it unless it's Lovell's. No service from Hull anymore. The islands used to be so much more...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Herb C
Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

I took the ferry from Boston to the island and spent about 2.5 hours here. There are nice views of the city and plenty of chairs and picnic tables to sit and relax. The fort is cool and creepy to explore. I enjoyed going through...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PhillyGirl1215
Reviewed 24 June 2019

We took the ferry out here on a Sunday morning for a picnic and tour of the grounds. There are a number of picnic tables where you can have lunch (and a couple of charcoal grills) located a short walk from the ferry dock. It...More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank DaveDuff
Reviewed 4 June 2019

We went for the Free Ferry day and had a great time. As a couple, 2 hours was perfect for us to leisurely stroll around the whole island. As a family, you could probably spend a day here with a picnic lunch. The fort was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank crb16
Reviewed 27 May 2019

What a gem of a locations, right in Boston Harbor. I highly recommend this day trip. We had a day of beautiful weather so walking the entire island was a breeze. There's a small cafe with limited choices but it's satisfactory. If you bring your...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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giovanna a
15 May 2019|
Response from BostonHarborIslands | Property representative |
Of course! There are no worries to welcome young children and you can quite easily carry a stroller on the Ferrie.
3 February 2019|
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Response from BostonHarborIslands | Property representative |
The Boston Harbor Islands are accessible by ferry from mid-May through mid-October. The boarding dock is on Long Wharf North. Tickets for the Islands and information on the Boston Harbor Islands website
2 July 2017|
Response from BostonHarborIslands | Property representative |
You can set up a volleyball net on the islands but George's Island is not a place for that. On the other hand, Spectacle Island and Bumpkin Island are good places to play volleyball.