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Great Fort and take ranger tour

It is a 50 minute ferry ride from long wharf. Makes for an enjoyable ride and picture ops. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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Awesome history and views going on here at Georges Island. Went out with "Save the Harbor, Save the Bay."

A ferry ride out to Georges Island in the Provincetown II, a Ranger (Sam) led tour of the fort and... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Brooks P
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a 50 minute ferry ride from long wharf. Makes for an enjoyable ride and picture ops. The fort is great to go through but enhanced a lot with ranger tours that are 11:15, 1:15 and 3:15. He was excellent explaining history, telling stories...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

A ferry ride out to Georges Island in the Provincetown II, a Ranger (Sam) led tour of the fort and a time exploring exhibits at the museum, whoa, doesn't get any better than this!

Thank Brooks P
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Fort Warren is a great place to visit and have lunch. We took the ferry from Boston Long Wharf (about 45 min.) and spent two hours on the island, no charge for the fort but the ferry was 17.00 each for round trip tickets Great...More

2  Thank Randall G
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Fort Warren is a historic fort in George Island at the entrance to Boston harbour. The fort is pentagonal star fort made with stone and granite. During civil war, this fort served as a prison. It is now a tourist site and national historic landmark....More

1  Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed February 16, 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

Thank an_electricman
Reviewed December 28, 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 October 5, 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 August 14, 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 June 14, 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 June 2, 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
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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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