1.3 min readBy Published On: June 29th, 2021Categories: Southie Guide Summer0 Comments on Explore Boston Harbor Islands

Jump on a ferry and explore!

Lighthouse Tour

Voyage through maritime history with a special three-lighthouse tour featuring close-up views of Long Island Light, Graves Light, and Boston Light – America’s first light station!

Camping under the stars

Experience the ultimate urban escape with an overnight camping stay on the Boston Harbor Islands! Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is thrilled to welcome overnight camping back to Peddocks Island for the 2022 season. Enjoy a night under the stars at Boston Harbor’s second largest island, featuring wooded campsites, miles of trails, and scenic beaches. Campers can reserve a tent site or one of many newly installed yurts featuring bunk beds and electricity.

Learn some history

he islands pack a whopping lesson in colonial New England fact and lore. George’s Island is home to Fort Warren, a historic fort at the entrance to Boston Harbor. Constructed between 1833-1860, Fort Warren was completed shortly after the beginning of the American Civil War.  The fort is an impressive Third System pentagonal star-shaped fort, made of stone and granite. During the Civil War, Fort Warren served as a prison for Confederate officers and government officials.  Don’t miss the Legend of the Lady in Black tour either! 

Family Fun

Need something to do with the little ones when the cousins visit? The National Park Service offers a whole range of kids educational programming including a junior ranger program, ranger for a day, youth fishing instructions, and island detectives!

All you need to plan your trip can be found here!

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