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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 quite the playground for all ages. It's the place to go on a beautiful day. There are several paths with grassy hillside picnic areas, along the water, & uphill to Fort Independence, ...  more »
  • Nice stop in South Boston. Our kids enjoyed the playground for awhile and then we took a great walk on the water before exploring the Southeast Boston neighborhood.  more »
  • Have passed Castle Island from the water more times than I can count and it always looked so inviting. Last Sunday morning I traveled to the site to see the view from the shore to the harbor - AWESOME...  more »
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  • Easily one of the most beautiful places to visit in Boston. Very scenic overlooking the harbor, and also has an elaborate park for kids. My son thoroughly enjoyed the park as well as watching the flights takeoff from Logan airport. Parking is free which makes it most cost effective attraction around.
  • Such a fun and beautiful place! Go for a walk or sit and look at the beach and boats or the planes fly above while enjoying some ice cream or let the kids play in the playground. It also has restrooms.
  • We love coming here. A hidden gem. Perfect way to get exercise, watch ships, planes people and eat. Or just curl up with a book. Been coming here for 40 years. Restrooms, though,today April 28,were disgusting. Have never seen them so awful.
  • One of my favorite places in Boston. You can take a beautiful and long walk around the park and get a good view of the Harbor Islands. You can also sit behind the fort and watch planes take off and land at the airport. We didn't go into the fort though because it was tours only.
  • Excellent place. Beautiful grounds and interesting first floor. Didn't pay for additional tours. History worth listening too. View was great.