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A must for Civil War History buffs

This was our second visit in two years to Fort Warren on Georges Island in Boston Harbor as part of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather M
Ranger Tour

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to George's Island and Fort Warren. We did the Ranger tour at 3:15... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
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Built in 1852, the fort served as a prison for captured Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit in two years to Fort Warren on Georges Island in Boston Harbor as part of the Veteran's Day observances. The boat ride to the island was free for Vets and their family; the Fort and Museum are always free as...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to George's Island and Fort Warren. We did the Ranger tour at 3:15 which was great. There's also a shot 9 minute video that you can watch when your boat first arrives. In short, Fort Warren was used as a...More

Thank Mark42139
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

It is a 50 minute ferry ride from long wharf. Makes for an enjoyable ride and picture ops. The fort is great to go through but enhanced a lot with ranger tours that are 11:15, 1:15 and 3:15. He was excellent explaining history, telling stories...More

Thank clpjr2000
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A ferry ride out to Georges Island in the Provincetown II, a Ranger (Sam) led tour of the fort and a time exploring exhibits at the museum, whoa, doesn't get any better than this!

Thank Brooks P
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Fort Warren is a great place to visit and have lunch. We took the ferry from Boston Long Wharf (about 45 min.) and spent two hours on the island, no charge for the fort but the ferry was 17.00 each for round trip tickets Great...More

2  Thank Randall G
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Fort Warren is a historic fort in George Island at the entrance to Boston harbour. The fort is pentagonal star fort made with stone and granite. During civil war, this fort served as a prison. It is now a tourist site and national historic landmark....More

1  Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I highly recommend this adventure, It's well worth it. I've been many times as a kid & now, I go with my family. It's a "wicked" fun time complete with exploring & learning about the granite Fort warren (Civil War hospital) then picnic, sunbathe &...More

Thank an_electricman
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We were not aware of this before we arrived. We were walking by the wharf and saw the State Park Service with a sign about it. We took the ferry to it the next day. It was the beginning of the season so it was...More

1  Thank TeamRoJo2004
Reviewed 6 October 2016

When you take the tour boat to Fort Warren you learn a great amount of harbor history. The tour boat company really packs lot of historical information into the boat ride to Warren.Pirates, Highlanders, Civil War intrigue, WWi , WW2 and then given to the...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It is a nice ferry ride out to the island and the large fort has great history going back to the civil war as a prison. Food may be available but it is not cheap, you can bring your own cooler out. No swimming is...More

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