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?
On September 1, 1905, Elliot Hadley lit the most powerful light in Massachusetts at the top of Graves Lighthouse, now in Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. The first-order Fresnel lens aided in navigation and allowed for safe passage into Boston Harbor. More...