~ Information Contacts ~

William “Bill” Spain
President, Castle Island Association
1.617.268.3859  fax
Castle Island Association
P. O. Box 342
South Boston, MA 02127
Free guided tours of Fort Independence
are sponsored by the
Castle Island Association
Historical Committee
in partnership with the Massachusetts
Department of Conservation
and Recreation
Web site maintained by
Roy Rider
The fort is not available for 
private parties or events.
Pets are not allowed in the fort
with the exception of CERTIFIED service dogs.
Proper footware must be worn
while touring the fort.
Children under 16 years of age
must be accompanied by an adult
Fort Independence is handicap accessible
on the lower level only

 Fort Independence
Castle Island, South Boston, MA
Castle Island, a state park at the entrance to
Boston’s inner harbor is the oldest continuously fortified site in
British North America having had a military presence from 1634 through World War II
The current Fort Independence, the eighth fortification to occupy the site was commissioned to active duty in 1851.
Castle Island, once a half mile offshore is now connected to the mainland and may be accessed by foot or by car. 
~ Special Events Notice ~

Fort Independence
is closed for the 2016 season
Will reopen 2017
Memorial Day Weekend
Free Guided Tours
are offered on
Saturday & Sunday
between noon and 3:30 pm
Free Self Guided Tours
are offered on
Thursday Evening
between 7:00 pm & dusk
All Tours are
Weather Permitting
Fort Independence is
Not Available
for private parties or events