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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 is one of Boston's best kept secrets. The locals love to go here to get away from the bustle of the city, get some fresh air, and take in a quick bite. If you are visiting Boston, don't ...  more »
  • So many of us are drawn here like a magnet. On your drive here you will pass a popular beach. Many stop there first . Castle Island offers.gorgeous views and well kept grounds for walking or jogging. ...  more »
  • I was fortunate to have been able to visit Fort Independence on July 4th (Independence Day) when the US Navy sails OLD IRONSIDES there for her annual turnaround cruise and fires her canon. Even on day...  more »