• Lush vegetation on the top of Spectacle Island's North drumlin dominates the foreground. Boston's skyline can be seen in the distance.  The park's logo with tag line minutes away, worlds apart empashises the stark contrast between the city and islands.

    Boston Harbor Islands

    National Recreation Area Massachusetts

Frequently Asked Questions

Please feel free to call a ranger with detailed questions at 617-223-8666, or refer to bostonharborislands.org/faqs for FAQs that cover a broad range of topics.

 

Did You Know?

Soldiers Pose at Fort Warren

Georges Island is home to Fort Warren, which was used as a prison during the Civil War. The fort’s most famous prisoner was the Vice President of the Confederacy, Alexander Stephens. Daily tours of this famous fort are offered from May to October. More...