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Fort Independence

. Description:  The five pointed granite fort used primarily for coastal defense is the eighth fort on same location, located on Castle Island, the oldest continuously fortified site in British North America.  Castle Island is part of the Boston Harbor Islands Reservation.
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How to find: 
Address:
Castle Island
Day Blvd
South Boston, MA 02403

Parent Organization:
Massachusetts District Commission; Castle Island Association
Contacts
Phone 617 727-5290
Phone Castle Island 617 268-5744
URL(s)
Massachusetts District Commission
http://www.nine3.com/MDC/history.html
Massachusetts DCR
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/castle.htm
Boston Harborwalk
http://www.bostonharborwalk.com/placestogo/location.php?nid=6&sid=44
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
(fort) Memorial Day-Columbus Day hours vary
Season
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

As of JUL 2007
no fee info
         
Special Fees:
Additional Group Info:
Special Tours & Pricing:
Reservation Contact:
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have: Guided tours and various events weekends in summer and early fall, special hours and events on summer holidays, Thursday night tours
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period  Type of Site fort
Buildings: large stone fort, interpretive center
Interpreters: Craftspeople:
Special Programs:
Kid Friendly:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Picnic  yes
Vending/
Snacks
Restaurant
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours
Name      
Recreation

Description

Availability Contact
Trails/Hiking      
Athletic Facilities      
Other  swimming    
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Nearby Attractions:

Historical

Description

Contact

Address

Old North Church   Details are on the way, but in the meantime, you can find addresses, descriptions, URLs and more at our sister site, www.stepintoplaces.com  
Old South Meeting House      
Old State House      
Gibson Society, Inc      
Nichols House Museum      

Cultural

 
Art Institue of Bostn      
Boston U Art Gallery      
Bromfield Art Gallery      
Institute of Contemporary Art      
Museum of Fine Arts      
Recreational  
       
Amusement  
       
Outdoor Recreation  
Shopping

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Nearby Places to Stay:

Address
Contact
Camping/RV  
     

Bed & Breakfast

 
Charles Street Inn 94 Charles Street
Boston MA 02114
617 371-0008
Clarendon Square B&B 198 West Brookline Street
Boston MA 02118
617 536-2229
Jewel of Newbury 254 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116
617 536-5523
John Jeffries House 14 David G Mugar Way
Boston MA 02114
617 367-1866
Mount Vernon Place 6 Mount Vernon Place
Boston MA 02108
617 248-8707
Newbury Guest House 261 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116
617 437-7666
Whitaker House B&B 170 West Newton Street
Boston MA 02118
617 437-6464
463 Beacon Street Guest House 463 Beacon Street
Boston MA 02115
617 536-1302
American Experience 72 Bay State Road
Boston MA 02115
617 267-4388
Commonwealth Court Guest House 284 Commonwealth Avenue #A1
Boston MA 02115
617 424-1230
Hotel/Motel  Reserve rooms in Boston at Expedia Click Here For Bookings in Boston
Seaport Hotel 1 Seaport Lane
Boston MA 02210
617 385-4000
Boston Harbor Hotel 70 Rowes Wharf
Boston MA 02110
617 439-7000
Harborside Inn 185 State Street
Boston MA 02109
617 723-7500
Hilton Boston Logan Airport 85 Terminal Road
East Boston MA 02128
617 569-9300
Holiday Inn Express 69 BOSTON ST #R
Dorchester, MA 02125
617 288-3030
Hotel Meridien 250 Franklin Street
Boston MA 02110
617 451-1900
Marriott Custom House 3 McKinley Square
Boston MA 02109
617 310-6300
Regal Bostonian Hotel 24 North Street
Boston MA 02109
617 523-3600
Wyndham Boston  Hotel 89 Broad Street
Boston MA 02110
617 556-0006

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Best Local Information:
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Learn More About It:

On the Web URL/E-mail
Massachusetts Historical Society http://www.masshist.org/objects/2005june.cfm
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