EXPLORE AN ISLAND PARK JUST MINUTES FROM
DOWNTOWN BOSTON

About the Park

The official website of the Boston Harbor Islands

Made up of 34 islands and peninsulas, Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is an urban oasis just minutes from Boston’s city center. Hop aboard a park ferry and discover islands rich with opportunities for outdoor recreation, relaxation and learning. Check the park calendar for special events or create your own adventure with our trip planning tools below.

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Jul13

Sounds of Fort Warren: Jazz at the Fort

Come to Georges Island this summer and let music fill your ears as you explore Fort Warren and the history of the island!

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Jul14

Jazz on the Porch

Relax to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Berklee College of Music on Spectacle Island.

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Jul19

Sunset Lighthouse Cruise

Voyage through maritime history with a special three-lighthouse tour featuring close-up views of Long Island Light, Graves Light, and Boston Light – America’s first light station.

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Jul20

Stewardship Saturday at World’s End

Come join other park stewards and our partners at The Trustees to help with resource management atop the beautiful drumlins of World’s End!

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Jul20

Sounds of Fort Warren: Jazz at the Fort

Come to Georges Island this summer and let music fill your ears as you explore Fort Warren and the history of the island!

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Jul20

Spectacle Summer Nights featuring ZaZ & Night Shift Brewing

Enjoy a spectacular summer night on Spectacle Island with music, games, views and more!

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Explore the Islands

Exploring is believing! Of 34 islands and peninsulas that make up Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, many are accessible by seasonal public ferry service or can be accessed year-round by car or on foot. Islands range from rustic retreats to family-friendly hubs with a range of activities. Hover over the map to learn more about each island destination!

About the Park

It's great to be able to get away from the city for a day and experience the outdoors in the harbor just a few minutes by boat from Boston.

Will from Dorchester

I feel like I'm walking through history right now!

Harbor Discovery Camper

Gorgeous views, quiet vibe, clear waters. Great spot to spend a summer day or weekend.

Danielle from Quincy

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