History & Culture
Each of the 34 Boston Harbor Islands has a rich human history. We invite you to learn more about the people, places, objects, and stories associated with each of the islands, and with the island system as a whole.
Did You Know?
Shag Rocks in Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area offers roosting sites for cormorants and other seabirds that fish the surrounding waters. Better known in Britain as “shags,” cormorants gave this rocky outcropping its name. More...