Boston Harbor Islands National Park, Boston

Boston Harbor Islands offer great views and a slice of history, making for a great day out.

Boston Harbor Islands offer great views and a slice of history, making for a great day out. Take a ferry ride to explore the islands. There are free Ranger-led tours as well as concerts, recreational sports and kayaking. Spectacle Island has a sandy beach for swimming and green areas for hiking, jazz concerts in the summer, and tours for kids to learn about the history of the island. On Peddocks Island, you can explore Fort Andrews that was in use from 1900 to World War II, and learn about its Italian Prisoners of War. Georges Island hosts a range of musical performances by the Berklee College of Music, and you can explore Fort Warren, which was home to Union soldiers, Confederate prisoners, and Southern Legislators during the Civil War.
















About Boston Harbor Islands National Park

 Boston, MA, United States

 +1 617-223-8666


Boston Harbor Islands National Park and Nearby Sights on Map

Hull Lifesaving Museum

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Boston Light

Edith F. Cove Fine Arts Center

Josiah Quincy House Museum

JFK Presidential Library and Museum

The JFK Presidential Library and Museum, as the name indicates, is dedicated to President John F

Winthrop Public Library and Museum

Franklin Park Zoo

Part of Boston's Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park is the biggest park in the city with an area of 527 acres

Boston Institute of Contemporary Art

Formerly located in a cramped and tiny building next to a firehouse in the Back Bay, the ICA moved to its new home in 2006

Institute of Contemporary Art

Boston Fire Museum

The Boston Fire Museum, housed in the historic Congress Street Fire Station, displays antique fire alarms, fire-fighting equipment, tools and photographs on the history of the Boston Fire Department