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Castle Island, Boston

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The site of Fort Independence, Castle Island connects to the mainland via a narrow strip of land. What once served as a strategic military location in the 17th century is now a year-round recreation area. The fort takes up a majority of the island, and a few wide paths encircle the outer walls. You can join a guided tour on weekends or enjoy a self-guided tour on weekdays. To visit Castle Island and get the most from your holiday in Boston, create itinerary details personal to you using our Boston tourist route planner.
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  • Castle Island on a nice day is wonderful. Stop at Sullivan's for something to eat and walk off the calories around the Bay. Note that weekend parking is pretty cramped so plan accordingly. Went on ope...  more »
  • Castle Island in the South Boston Neighborhood is a wonderful viewing point for lobster boats, airplanes and shipping of all sorts. It's a very popular, but not crowded spot that attracts locals and v...  more »
  • I grew up on the south shore of Massachusetts and had never visited this historic area. We walked the causeway this weekend and enjoyed it. Lots of people and dogs and smiles. A perfect weekend expere...  more »