Park Update:

Island concessions have ended for the season. Visitors are encouraged to pack a lunch when visiting the islands or purchase food aboard the island ferry.

Boston Harbor Islands Anniversary

Join us in celebrating two special anniversaries of the Boston Harbor Islands park and Partnership!

Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park invites you to join us in celebrating a legacy of learning, discovery, and partnership!

2021 marked the beginning of a special Anniversary year at the Boston Harbor Islands: one that celebrates 50 years since the Boston Harbor Islands entered the State Park system, and 25 years since the establishment of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park – its national significance signed into law as part of the National Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996.

The Boston Harbor Islands rely on the power of partnership to create exceptional park spaces, preserve our most cherished resources, and inspire unforgettable experiences. Eleven different agencies and organizations make up the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership, which collectively owns and operates this unique urban park.

To celebrate the park anniversaries, the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership welcomes everyone to visit the park, learn about the islands’ rich history and heritage, and participate in special anniversary programming through 2022! Scroll down to find out more about upcoming opportunities to explore and learn about your Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.

Maps & Resources

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Boston Harbor Islands Program Brochure (English) Check out the programs brochure to see upcoming events and programs around the Islands and waterfront.  Download
Boston Harbor Islands Program Brochure (Spanish) Echa un vistazo al folleto de programas para ver los próximos eventos y programas en las islas y la costa. Download

Upcoming Events

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Oct02

Thompson Island Open House

Join Outward Bound for a special Open House on Thompson Island, celebrating the Boston Harbor Islands’ 25th anniversary as a National Park and 50th anniversary as a State Park.

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Oct08

$5 Ferry Weekend

Visit Spectacle Island for just $5, in celebration of the 2022 season and the Boston Harbor Islands Park Anniversaries!

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Oct08

Autumn Adventure on Peddocks Island

Celebrate the season with a special fall exploration of Peddocks – the last chance to visit the Island until next year!

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Oct09

$5 Ferry Weekend

Visit Spectacle Island for just $5, in celebration of the 2022 season and the Boston Harbor Islands Park Anniversaries!

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