Some park access has changed due to current health regulations around COVID-19.


All camping and reservations for DCR properties have been suspended until further notice.

Deer Island park areas are temporarily closed to public access.

Worlds End is now open by advance reservation only.

Webb Memorial parking lot is closed until further notice.

Thompson Island is closed to the public until further notice.


Most DCR park areas remain open for passive recreation.  Click here to learn more about how to safely enjoy time outside.


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

Submerged: Boston Sites and the Threat of Climate Change

The Boston Harbor Islands contain some of the most intact Native American and historical archaeological sites and landscapes in Boston, and the Harbor’s ancient floor hosts historic shipwrecks and submerged Native sites.

Climate change and its associated storms and sea level rise are putting this history at risk. City Archaeologist Joe Bagley will discuss the threats to these resources as part of Massachusetts’ Archaeology Month. This talk will include discussion of current and proposed efforts to document archaeological sites in Boston before they are lost.

Free with Museum Admission; Free for EBT and WIC cardholders through the Card to Culture program. Free to members of Old South Meeting House, FBHI, and UMass Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) with identification.

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