Activities & Resources
Boston Harbor Islands National Park050in Boston, MA
about Boston Harbor Islands National Park:
Two national historic landmarks are located on the islands: Fort Warren on George's Island and Boston Light on Little Brewster Island, at the entrance of Boston Harbor. Boston Light has the distinction of being the oldest lighthouse site in the nation.
Other historical points of interest are Fort Andrews on Peddocks Island and Fort Standish on Lovells Island. Ruins from several past occupancies including military installations and hospitals are found on Gallops and Bumpkin islands.
Visitors can stop at one of two national park service information booths when planning a trip to any of the islands. An information kiosk staffed by park service rangers is located on Long Wharf next to the ferry ticket booth, across from the New England Aquarium. The Harbor Islands Express ferry ticket booth is located on Long Wharf by Christopher Columbus Park. The National Park Area Discovery Center is located at Fan Pier at the U.S. Courthouse. Call 617.223.8666 to reach either location.
Free summer events are available. For more information please visit the website.