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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fort warren” (29 reviews)
“civil war” (13 reviews)
“ferry ride” (17 reviews)
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Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
North End
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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great take in Boston HArbor. Ferries run from Boston to Georges Island all summer long. You can also combine other Harbor Islands if you want to island hop. However this is a great place to picnic, explore the fort and they have...More

Thank KL1437
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Even if you aren't a history buff, Georges Island is a nice relaxing ferry ride from Boston or the South Shore out into the middle of Boston Harbor. There is a concession stand there and plenty of amazing views of Boston. Take your dog for...More

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This was a really great trip. Take both the Georges Island and the Spectacle Island both have unique history. Great views of the city, a wonderfully peaceful place to walk, picnic, and the boat is so great.

Thank Shuggiplum
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Fort Warren is located on George's Island - This island is another indication of Boston's importance in the early history of this country. The island was used for agriculture until 1925 when the government confiscated it for coastal defense. During this time it was dramatically...More

Thank ejamsc
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a peaceful island with the remanents of a fort dating back to the civil war era. There is a little something here for history buffs as well as geologists. According to the parks guide, the island is only one of two existing drumlins...More

Thank gogodiscover
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The BHC over to George's Island was spacious and informative (45 mins ). The fort and island were great , my only regret was buying 4 "Jumbo" hotdogs for $9 each at the food counter, i waited 35 mins for two limp hotdogs in a...More

Thank Jesus M
Reviewed 22 August 2016

George's Island is about a 30 min ferry ride from Long Wharf (by the NE Aquarium). The ferry leaves every hour and the last boat back from the island is at 6pm. The tickets were $18 for adults. There is one small cafe on the...More

Thank Jing W
Reviewed 21 August 2016

What a fabulous place. Well worth the trip and money. Lots of areas to explore and fabulous views from the ramparts. Well maintained paths and walkways. Great interpretive signage and museum. Feisty seagulls will steal your food if you turn your back but that is...More

Thank PhDRN
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We used to come to George's Island when I was a young kid, and this was my first time visiting in over 30 years. The fort looks like they've renovated/opened up more of the areas, so there's some fresher air coming in there, and they...More

Thank KenC1971
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is a no-trash island, so anything you take in you have to take out. There was very little to do, and very little shade to relax in. Swimming isn't allowed for reasons that weren't explained.

Thank Jesse K
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North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
...More
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Mikie U
Are dogs welcome?
26 August 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
Is Georges Island mass dog friendly
20 August 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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jkagent
Has anyone chartered a private boat to George's island from Boston? Any tips on companies that offer this?
3 June 2015|
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Response from Annie17Boston | Reviewed this property |
Contact Boston Harbor Cruises. Their number is 877-733-9425. They should be able to help you.
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