Open weekends for free guided tours Memorial Day thru Columbus Day weekend
The first fort on Castle Island was built in 1634 for the coastal defense of Boston. The current Fort Independence, the eighth fortification to occupy the site is a pentagonal five-bastion Third System Fort commissioned to active duty in 1851. Castle Island, once a half mile offshore is now connected to the mainland via Day Boulevard in South Boston and is accessible by foot and by car.
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.
~ Upcoming Event ~
Boston Harborfest 2013
July 2 through July 7
Docent & Corresponding Secretary
Castle Island Association
P. O. Box 342, South Boston, MA 02127
The Fort is not available for weddings or private parties.
For Association Membership, to Volunteer, or for general & tour information contact Roy Rider or Sheila King above.
Membership forms are also available at Mt. Washington Bank on East Broadway, South Boston. See Kasha...
Annual membership is $10.00 per person.
Pets are not allowed inside Fort Independence. (Except Certified Service dogs)
Strollers, scooters, skate boards, roller blades, etc. are not allowed
on tours but can be parked inside the fort at your own risk while touring. Proper footwear is required.