Park Alert

Ferries to Georges Island are suspended through Wednesday, June 26, due to waterline repairs. Ferries to Spectacle Island and Peddocks Island will operate on the regular summer season schedule.

Calendar

Activities, ranger tours, and most programs are included with your ferry ticket.

Juneteenth

Join us to commemorate Juneteenth and learn more about Black history in Boston.

Visit Georges Island & the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center for live music, story time, history tours, and an exploration of Black History in Boston.

Program Schedule

Saturday June 17
  • 10:00 – 11:00am  I  The Glorious Struggle for Liberty guided tour  I Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
    During the 18th century Long Wharf served as the entry point for enslaved individuals forced migration to the colony. Following the American Revolution, Boston and its port became an important stop on the Underground Railroad.  Join a National Park Ranger on a walk to historic Long Wharf, and explore how Boston Harbor played a central role in the stories of enslavement and freedom seekers.
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  • 12:30 – 2:30pm  I  City Strings United cello ensemble  I  Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
  • 1:30 – 2:30pm  I  Safe Harbor: Boston’s Maritime Underground Railroad guided tour I  Georges Island (with purchase of ferry ticket)
    During the years preceding the American Civil War, Boston served as one of the most important stops on the Underground Railroad. Did you know that many of the fugitives escaping from enslavement came to Boston by stowing away on ships from southern ports? Join a National Park Ranger for a 60 minute guided walking tour on Georges Island, and explore the untold stories of men and women making daring escapes to freedom through Boston Harbor.
Sunday June 18
  • 10:00 – 11:00am  I  The Glorious Struggle for Liberty guided tour I Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
    During the 18th century Long Wharf served as the entry point for enslaved individuals forced migration to the colony. Following the American Revolution, Boston and its port became an important stop on the Underground Railroad.  Join a National Park Ranger on a walk to historic Long Wharf, and explore how Boston Harbor played a central role in the stories of enslavement and freedom seekers.
  • 10:00am – 3:00pm  I  Come visit our Lending Library featuring children’s books exploring the Black experience in America  I  Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm  I  Cus Campbell trombonist and motivator  I  Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
  • 1:30 – 2:30pm  I  Safe Harbor: Boston’s Maritime Underground Railroad guided tour  I  Georges Island (with purchase of ferry ticket)
    During the years preceding the American Civil War, Boston served as one of the most important stops on the Underground Railroad. Did you know that many of the fugitives escaping from enslavement came to Boston by stowing away on ships from southern ports? Join a National Park Ranger for a 60 minute guided walking tour on Georges Island, and explore the untold stories of men and women making daring escapes to freedom through Boston Harbor.
About the performances:

City Strings United is a youth development organization that provides free cello lessons and unique performance opportunities to six through eighteen-year-old students primarily from urban Boston. Our focus is on discipline, teamwork, respect, listening and accountability – all attributes that we nurture to develop the whole child.

Marcus “Cus” Campbell is a trombonist, motivator, content creator and internet personality born and raised in Boston.

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