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For information regarding
Membership, Volunteering
or Private Guided Group Tours
Contact...

William "Bill" Spain
President, Castle Island Association
1.617.268.8870
1.617.268.3859  fax

or

Sheila King
castleisland8@gmail.com


Castle Island Association
P. O. Box 342
South Boston, MA 02127
1.617.268.8870

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 ~

The Castle Island Association's annual
Children's Magical
Halloween Castle Celebration

will take place on Saturday, October 25
and Sunday October 26, 2014
from noon till 4:00 pm
Weather Permitting

Admittance is FREE
and costumes are encouraged


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