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George's Island, Boston

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Georges Island is one of the islands in the Boston Harbor, situated just over 7 miles (11 km) from downtown Boston. The island has a permanent size of 39 acres (160,000 m2), plus an intertidal zone of a further 14 acres (57,000 m2), and rises to a height of 50 feet (15 m) above sea level. Historic Fort Warren is on the island. Because of this, and since a ferry operates from Boston to the island, it is a popular destination and one of the easiest islands to access in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.
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  • George's Island wasn't what I expected. I don't feel like the other reviews really capture this place. The island is pretty much made up entirely of a huge, abandoned old fort. Once you're dropped... 
    George's Island wasn't what I expected. I don't feel like the other reviews really capture this place. The island is pretty much made up entirely of a huge, abandoned old fort. Once you're dropped...  more »
  • This was quite a trip - relaxing boat ride out to the island followed by several hours touring the fort. You do need to be careful walking inside the fort as many places are quite dark so a small... 
    This was quite a trip - relaxing boat ride out to the island followed by several hours touring the fort. You do need to be careful walking inside the fort as many places are quite dark so a small...  more »
  • We took the ferry and visited Georges Island. It was a beautiful August day, and both the boat ride and the time on the islands was a welcome change from the urban hustle and bustle of Boston. We... 
    We took the ferry and visited Georges Island. It was a beautiful August day, and both the boat ride and the time on the islands was a welcome change from the urban hustle and bustle of Boston. We...  more »

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