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George's Island

Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
+1 617-727-7676
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The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and exploring.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fort warren” (32 reviews)
“ferry ride” (19 reviews)
“civil war” (14 reviews)
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Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
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"fort warren"
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"ferry ride"
in 19 reviews
"civil war"
in 14 reviews
"spectacle island"
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"long wharf"
in 13 reviews
"boston harbor"
in 20 reviews
"day trip"
in 12 reviews
"preserved fort"
in 3 reviews
"ferries run"
in 3 reviews
"surrounding islands"
in 3 reviews
"ghost story"
in 3 reviews
"sea glass"
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"old fortress"
in 2 reviews
"ranger led tour"
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"great place to picnic"
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"great views of boston"
in 5 reviews
"watch your step"
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank Inam K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank donna c
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Ellen C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You get here by ferry which is a bonus in itself as there are great views of Boston and all the islands and shipping on the way. The visitor centre is interesting and informative but the eating is a bit lacking. The fort itself is...More

1  Thank UKTurkeyTrotter
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort is so cool to explore, the guides do a great job telling interesting folklore stories. the view of the Boston Light doesn't get better. The visitor center is great and and there's a few picnic areas with shade. don't miss the shuttle to...More

Thank travelersfromafar336
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

We loved our visit to George's. It's a great place to visit, whether you are local, or in town for a trip. From long wharf, the ferry takes 50 minutes. It's a pleasant, smooth ride, and there are drinks and snacks for sale on board....More

2  Thank sm47
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

We spent a super morning going out on the first boat from Boston returning on the 13:00. Well worth the trip. As well as great views of Boston by boat, the island was full of interesting history, a very well preserved fort, and friendly rangers...More

3  Thank deccles2016
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

This was a typical visit to a local place that none of us had ever visited. Three of us in our 50s grew up in MA, plus my 20+ year old son, took the ferry from Hingham. We were overwhelmed by Fort Warren and explored...More

1  Thank DansPawSox
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

George's Island was a fun spot for a picnic and some exploring. Heading over by ferry is easy and relaxing. There was a female staff member in the museum area when we first arrived that was the most friendly, but we were soon approached by...More

2  Thank Jenna M
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

This little island is simply gorgeous. Almost its entire area is covered by old fortress, which is freely accessible for your own discovery or you can join free rangers guided tour. Plus it offers amazing views to the sea, Boston and surrounding islands. There is...More

2  Thank EvaF2Eva
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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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Mikeybradley
August 20, 2016|
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Response from Jesse K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, didn't see any dogs when i went there though.
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