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Fort Warren

Boston, MA
+1 617-223-8666
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Georges Island

I highly recommend this adventure, It's well worth it. I've been many times as a kid & now, I go... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Hinsdale, New Hampshire
A Very Nice Surprise Visit

We were not aware of this before we arrived. We were walking by the wharf and saw the State Park... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Miami, Florida
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Built in 1852, the fort served as a prison for captured Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

I highly recommend this adventure, It's well worth it. I've been many times as a kid & now, I go with my family. It's a "wicked" fun time complete with exploring & learning about the granite Fort warren (Civil War hospital) then picnic, sunbathe &...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We were not aware of this before we arrived. We were walking by the wharf and saw the State Park Service with a sign about it. We took the ferry to it the next day. It was the beginning of the season so it was...More

1  Thank TeamRoJo2004
Reviewed 5 October 2016

When you take the tour boat to Fort Warren you learn a great amount of harbor history. The tour boat company really packs lot of historical information into the boat ride to Warren.Pirates, Highlanders, Civil War intrigue, WWi , WW2 and then given to the...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It is a nice ferry ride out to the island and the large fort has great history going back to the civil war as a prison. Food may be available but it is not cheap, you can bring your own cooler out. No swimming is...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I used to go there all the time when i was a kid. I took my nephew and my kids one day and brought our lunch and when we were done we took the tour of the fort. Very educational and the view is amazing....More

Thank I3248RHdebbiel
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We enjoyed our visit to Fort Warren, a national historic landmark on Georges island, about half an hour boat ride from downtown harbour. its origins are from 1833 (French), and it was decommissioned in 1951. Fort was built to defend Boston harbour, It is well...More

Thank Nirmal S
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

According to my pictures Fort has very view from sea. If you have opportunity to see it, do it without any doubts.

1  Thank Dmytro N
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Awesome fortress a short boat trip from downtown Boston. Great exhibits. This is a gem that you do not hear much about but should be seen. I lived in the area all my life and last summer we visited the fort for the first time...More

3  Thank meandsue
Reviewed 25 June 2014

You coud literally spend hours exploring this island! Went here in the beginning of June for a couple hours my boyfriend has never been there before I knew he would enjoy it. We took the 10AM ferry from Boston (had a beer) which was enjoyable...More

2  Thank kelleyah10
Reviewed 9 September 2012

Don't miss the harbor islands, especially if you are avisitor to Boston. This island has an awesome old granite fort (Fort Warren) which was built in the 1800s. You can access almost the whole complex inside and out. It's full of hidden passages, dark staircases,...More

7  Thank RayLovesToTravelNEat
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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