Fort Warren

Local nameFort Warren
LocationBoston, United States

Fort Warren is a historic fort on the 28-acre Georges Island at the entrance to Boston Harbor. The fort is named for Revolutionary War hero Dr. Joseph Warren, who sent Paul Revere on his famous ride, and was later killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The name was transferred in 1833 from the first Fort Warren – built in 1808 – which was renamed Fort Winthrop.Fort Warren is a pentagonal bastion fort, made with stone and granite, and was constructed from 1833–1861, completed shortly after the beginning of the American Civil War.

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Fort Warren can be found on Georges Island and accessed from early May until late October by a ferry. For more information regarding the ferry schedule, see the Boston Harbor Islands website.

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Address 02127, United States

Coordinates 42°19'12.839" N -70°55'39.5" E

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