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


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

Wednesday June 19
  • 11:00 – 3:00pm  I  Aric B. R&B and Gospel recording artist   I  Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center
  • Morning and afternoon 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:

Aric B. Aric B. Flemming Jr., also known as Aric B. is a singer/songwriter, vocal arranger, and producer. He is an R&B and Gospel recording artist from Decatur, Georgia. The grandson of a musical Pastor, Aric has been singing since the age of 5. Throughout his musical journey, he has recorded, written, trained, and collaborated with Grammy-winning Producers whose credits range from Beyonce, H.E.R, Alicia Keys, and Chris Brown, to Janelle Monae, Eric Bellinger, Ledisi, Brandy, Jay-Z, and Teyana Taylor.

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