Fort Independence Boston, Ma

History of Fort Independence


Castle Island Association

The Association was started by posting at Sully’s and incorporated in August,
1977. In the spring of 1981, the new Association began to give guided tours of
the inside of the Fort. Some excerpts of the Association’s charter include “…
its efforts towards improving and maintaining the Castle Island
facility and the Fort, a public area on Boston Harbor, to educate the public
about the historical significance of Castle and the Fort….”

The Castle Island volunteers are tireless workers, enthusiastic, and give
Fabulous tours of Fort Independence. Bill Spain, President of the Castle Island Association, is a  walking encyclopedia of the  Fort and the Island’s history.

Plane landing during a Thursday Twilight Skyline Viewing

Hours  of Free Tours at Fort Independence

All events are very much weather-dependent.

In June, July, and August, tours will be run between 12:00 to 3:00 on Saturdays and Sundays starting Memorial Day weekend,

Starting Labor Weekend, tours will be on Sundays only.

Starting May 30, the Thursday Twighlight Skyline Viewing will return at 7:00 PM to Dusk, this runs in June and July only.

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If you wish to join the Association, you can download this Membership Application and mail the Application to our address.