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Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

Contact Info
408 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 225
Boston, MA 02110

National Park,


The Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area includes 34 islands within Boston Harbor. Imagine a place where you can walk through a Civil War era fort, explore tide pools, climb the nation's most historic lighthouse, hike lush trails and salt marshes, camp under the stars, or relax while fishing, picnicking or swimming all within reach of downtown Boston.

Hours + Fees


During the summer season (late June to Labor Day), the islands are open daily from 9:00 am until sunset. During the spring and fall the islands are open on an abbreviated schedule. Special arrangements for school groups are possible for weekdays in spring, summer, and fall seasons. Some sites have additional hours as well. Please call 617-223-8666 for details. a

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

You can only get to the Harbor Islands by boat. Park boats are available from Boston (Long Wharf), Boston (Fan Pier), Quincy Shipyard Hull (Pemberton Point), and the Seaport District (EDIC Pier).

Customizable Directions

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