~ Information Contacts ~

For information regarding
Private Guided Group Tours

William "Bill" Spain
President, Castle Island Association
1.617.268.3859  fax
Sheila King

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   

 Fort Independence
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 ~

Fort Independence
is almost at the end of the tour season. 
After Labor Day Weekend
free guided tours are conducted
on Sundays only
from noon till 3:30 pm

2105 tour season ends after
Columbus Day Weekend

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