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Ferries to Georges Island are suspended through Tuesday, June 25, due to waterline repairs. Ferries to Spectacle Island and Peddocks Island will operate on the regular summer season schedule.

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

Sounds of Fort Warren: Fife & Drum

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

Hop aboard the ferry and head out to Fort Warren on Georges Island and enjoy traditional fife & drum performances by the Field Music School!

Listen to the whistles of the fife, a small instrument that played a large role in history, and hear a variety of calls that soldiers would have heard in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars!

*NOTE* This event is free of charge, but you must purchase ferry tickets separately.

About the Field Music School: The Field Music School began in 2001 as a location to train field musicians in the Civil War re-enacting community. Led by a team of Civil War re-enactors, including Jari Villanueva, Don Hubbard, Stephan Southard, and several others, the concept of the event was based off of the 19th century School of Practice on Governors Island in New York Harbor. Over the last two decades, the school has changed leadership, locations, and names, but it continues to thrive well into the future. Starting in 2017, the school also began marching as a field music contingent in the annual Remembrance Day parade, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

This program is presented  as part of the commemoration of the Boston Harbor Islands’ 25th anniversary as a National Park and 50th anniversary as a State Park.

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