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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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  • Stayed at the Westin and walked the loop after a chat with the concierge....its really nice once you escape the cars, join the joggers and has a bonus of arriving at an intersection of the flight path...  more »
  • I like to bring a lunch and just chill out, watch the boats, planes, people. Great place to walk around and people watch. Grassy and open.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Loved this place as a kid and will always revisit whenever I'm in the city. Sully's cheeseburgers will always be my favorite for nostalgic reasons. Such a nice place for a walk, views of the city, people watching on the pier fishing. It's great!
  • Although the wind was strong, we enjoyed our walk. Great selection of Pokemon! Would have liked to enter the fort but it was closed. You could buy food from the stand and there was loads of parking on this chilly day.
  • Very historical and entertaining. The sight of this old beautiful fort really makes you enticed to learn more about our early days as a nation.
  • Nice park just outside of Boston. Explore the old fort, fly a kite, or just walk along the shore. A great place to spend a summer afternoon!
  • A lovely park to take a walk and enjoy the sun. It's quite a popular area so there are usually plenty of people around. There is a parking lot but it does get full at peak times during the summer, you might have to park farther away. There's a playground for kids and a small shop for food and ice cream. The castle itself is something nice to check out and take pictures of. The surrounding water around the castle is beautiful. You can take a walk around the castle to see the entire island and it's around a 15 minute walk.