You can get to Georges Island from the Quincy and Hingham ferries. Now, fare is only $1.70 one way (children under 12 are free). Come July 1st, this fare raises to $3 one way. Plus you have to pay to park ($3 at Quincy, $4 at Hingham). Lots of events this summer at Georges - and it's part of the DCR Park Passport program.
Georges Island is dominated by historic Fort Warren, a Civil War-era fort known for its graceful granite archways and reputed ghost, the Lady in Black. The fort and its grassy parade ground are a popular place for a scenic low-stress walk. Take a ranger-guided tour or visit the new museum with exhibits about the history of the fort. Picnic under a shade tree. Get exceptional views of the surrounding islands and Boston Light from the ramparts and towers. Georges Island is a frequent stop for the island ferries and provides a jumping-off point for other islands.
Georges Island Facilities
Snack Shack with seafood menu: open Friday through Sunday from May 5 to May 27 and during the fall season; 7 days a week from May 30 to Sept. 3.
Gift Shop with camping supplies; Civil War items; books; and Boston Harbor Islands gifts.