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.
Boston, MA, United States
Nearest Transit: Quincy Center Station (Red Line)
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