Activities & Resources
Georges Island551in Boston, MA 02110
about Georges Island:
The island features Fort Warren, a National Historic Landmark and Civil War fort that was used as a prison for confederate soldiers. Guided tours of historic Fort Warren are offered by park rangers. Tours are offered throughout the day. Visitors can check in at the island information booth for tour times. Georges is home to a large pier, picnic areas, open fields, paved walkways, a parade ground, and a gravel beach. The island is owned and managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Programs: From July Fourth weekend through Labor Day weekend the island offers free family programs and special events including Friday afternoon children's theater performances featuring the Boston Children's Theatre. Also, each weekend Georges Island hosts Family Fun Days, themed natural science, history, cultural, and recreational events. The park has tours and cruises during the fall, winter, spring, and summer. Check the park programs and events calendar for more information at www.BostonIslands.com.
Docking: Docking space for private boats is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Permits: Georges Island does not have camp sites. However, camping is permitted on three of the Boston Harbor Islands; Bumpkin, Grape, and Lovells island offer rustic camping sites. With a camping permit and reservation, park visitors can come out for the day and stay the night! Reservations at www.reserveamerica.com.
Facilities: Restrooms, first aid, information booth, picnic areas with provision for charcoal cooking fires, look out points, and a seasonal snack bar are located on the island.
Passenger ferries link the islands to the mainland at several locations. Visit www.BostonIslands.com for the most current schedule.