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A pleasant ferryboat ride from Boston, Georges Island holds an impressive fortress: Fort Warren. You can climb all around this piece of Civil War history.




Georges Island is among the largest and most-visited of the Boston Harbor Islands.

Georges Island, Boston Harbor, Boston MA
Look at that splendid pentagonal fortress!

The reason is plain: it holds the huge Fort Warren, a star-shaped stone fortress that once defended Boston Harbor with immense cannons.

Cannon in Fort Warren, Georges Island, Boston MA

You can climb all over the fortress, enjoy the views from its walls and lookout towers, learn about the Civil War, weapons, military architecture and engineering, and Boston history.

View from Fort Warren, Boston MA

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Drawbridge entrance, Fort Warren, Georges Island, Boston MA

Drawbridge entrance to Fort Warren,
Georges Island.





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