~ Information Contacts ~
For information regarding
or Private Guided Group Tours
Free guided tours of Fort Independence
are sponsored by the
Castle Island, South Boston, MA
Castle Island 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 ~
is closed for the winter
The fort will reopen for tours on
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
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 accessable on the lower level only