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Explore Georges Island

Georges Island is the home of historic Fort Warren, a Civil War-era fort known for its graceful granite archways and reputed ghost, the Lady in Black. The fort and its grassy parade ground are a popular place for a scenic low-stress walk. Take a ranger-guided tour or visit the new museum with exhibits about the history of the fort. Enjoy a picnic under the shade of a tree. Get exceptional views of the surrounding islands and Boston Light from the ramparts and towers. Georges Island is a frequent stop for the island ferries and provides a jumping-off point for other islands.  Georges Island opens upon the first ferry arrival in May and closes on Columbus Day each year.

Georges Island Facilities

  • Full service cafe
  • Gift shop
  • Venue for catered events
  • Visitor center with exhibits
  • Picnic shelters and cooking grills
  • Drinking water and restrooms

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any snack bars?

Georges and Spectacle Island have snack bars with excellent food. Both are open seven days a week during the summer season - typically from the third Saturday in June to Labor Day. Before and after these dates (fall and spring "shoulder" seasons), the snack bars are open Saturdays, and Sundays.  Ferries from Boston and Hingham are stocked with snack items and refreshments.  

Island Map

Island Map

Ferry Schedule

Ferry Schedule

Ferry Tickets

Purchase Ferry Tickets

Island Facts

Island Facts

This island of Boston Harbor Islands national park area is managed by Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation