Historic Sites and Museums in Greater
Boston - Fort Warren, Georges Island This
military fort defended Boston Harbor in all U.S. wars through World
War II and was used as a prison during the Civil War for Confederate
military and civil personnel.
Boston - Fort Independence, Castle
Island Continuous fortification since 1634. Present fort built
between 1834 and 1851.
Hull - Fort
Revere Telegraph Hill 617-727-5290 Originally called Fort Independence,
this site is a pentagonal fortification with 22 cannons.
Milton - Trailside Museum Blue
Hills Reservation, 1904 Canton Ave. 617-333-0690 Live animal
exhibits and other displays depicting natural history of the Blue
Hills area are featured.
Quincy - The Quincy Homestead 345 Butler
Rd., corner of Hancock St. 617-472-5117. Historic homestead built
in 1706 with furnishings of the 1822 period.
West Roxbury - Brook
Farm Historic Site Baker Street, 1/3 mile west of VFW parkway.
Open year-round, dawn to dusk 617- 698-1802. This National Historic
Landmark is 179 acres of rolling fields