Fort Independence

Five-bastion Fort Independence has been the site of Boston’s sea defense since 1634, although the existing structure dates to 1851. The pentagonal fort was primarily used for training local soldiers and confining prisoners of war as early as the American Revolution. Today, you can go inside the National Historic Site on free guided tours, or explore the grounds on your own. June-Columbus Day free tours Sa-Su noon-3:30 pm. Twilight Skyline Viewing June & July Th 7 pm-dusk.


2080 William J Day Blvd
Boston, MA 02127
United States