The islands vividly illustrate the region’s complex past and the continual effect of natural and human processes on their habitats, their uses, even their shapes. The islands are both a recreational haven for urban residents and tourists and a highly effective laboratory in which to learn about natural change, cultural history, and stewardship.
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.
Last updated: February 26, 2015