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Address: Boston, MA
Phone Number: +1 617-223-8666
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Built in 1852, the fort served as a prison for captured Confederate...

Built in 1852, the fort served as a prison for captured Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.

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Amazing History

When you take the tour boat to Fort Warren you learn a great amount of harbor history. The tour boat company really packs lot of historical information into the boat ride to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
Bruce M
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Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

When you take the tour boat to Fort Warren you learn a great amount of harbor history. The tour boat company really packs lot of historical information into the boat ride to Warren.Pirates, Highlanders, Civil War intrigue, WWi , WW2 and then given to the Park Department I loved walking around Fort Warren and exploring the original fortifications. I was... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It is a nice ferry ride out to the island and the large fort has great history going back to the civil war as a prison. Food may be available but it is not cheap, you can bring your own cooler out. No swimming is allowed as there is too much rusted metal on the shore.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I used to go there all the time when i was a kid. I took my nephew and my kids one day and brought our lunch and when we were done we took the tour of the fort. Very educational and the view is amazing. I highly recommend going. You take a ferry there and back and that is a... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We enjoyed our visit to Fort Warren, a national historic landmark on Georges island, about half an hour boat ride from downtown harbour. its origins are from 1833 (French), and it was decommissioned in 1951. Fort was built to defend Boston harbour, It is well worth a tour (free guided tours by Rangers,50 mins). There is also an Information and... More 

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Thank Nirmal S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

According to my pictures Fort has very view from sea. If you have opportunity to see it, do it without any doubts.

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1 Thank Dmytro N
New Bedford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

Awesome fortress a short boat trip from downtown Boston. Great exhibits. This is a gem that you do not hear much about but should be seen. I lived in the area all my life and last summer we visited the fort for the first time and I would go back.

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2 Thank meandsue
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

You coud literally spend hours exploring this island! Went here in the beginning of June for a couple hours my boyfriend has never been there before I knew he would enjoy it. We took the 10AM ferry from Boston (had a beer) which was enjoyable it was beautiful beautiful beautiful out. The ferry ride to George's Island is guided and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

Don't miss the harbor islands, especially if you are avisitor to Boston. This island has an awesome old granite fort (Fort Warren) which was built in the 1800s. You can access almost the whole complex inside and out. It's full of hidden passages, dark staircases, underground barracks with gun ports that open to ocean views. From the top WWII era... More 

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

I encourage anyone who visits Boston during the summer time to visit Fort Warren. You can spend an entire day there, especially when they have special events going on. You will see a civil war era fort that was used until the 50's. Bring a flashlight for the tunnels underneath the fort, they are pitch black.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

Authentic Civil War era fort once used as a prison,have reactments if you check web site.MUst use ferry to access

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