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Fort Point Channel

The Fort Point Channel is a testament to Boston's maritime past and flourishing modern urban landscape. This historic waterway is a picturesque spot to spend a few hours away while taking in the city's history and a bustling hub of innovation and creativity.


Location

Fort Point Channel is nestled in the downtown Boston. Stretching from the waterfront on the Boston Harbor's upper side to Dewey Square's grassland, where it meets the Rose Kennedy Greenway and South Station, the area boasts a rich tapestry of old and new. The channel separates South Boston from downtown Boston, making it a vital artery that connects the city.

History

Fort Point Channel is steeped in a history as deep as the waters it holds. Before the twentieth century, the channel was one of the primary ports for industrial shipping and commercial fishers. Today, this living monument offers a curated peek into the city's transformation from a colonial settlement to a modern metropolis. The carefully restored Victorian-era warehouses stand as a testament to the city's resilience and architectural legacy.

During the Civil War, Fort Point, an actual fort with a history dating back to the Revolutionary War, was used to protect the channel, making it a vital strategic point for the city. Over the years, the waterway has seen much change, with the channel playing a pivotal role in the city's development and survival.

What to See Near Fort Point Channel

Fort Point Channel is rich in cultural and artistic significance and is home to numerous landmarks and attractions that are a must-see while visiting Boston. Stroll along its promenades, and you'll encounter a harmonious blend of contemporary structures and historic warehouses turned galleries. 

One of the most notable sights is the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, where visitors can relive the famous rebellion against British rule that had a pivotal role in the American Revolution. For art lovers, the Fort Point Arts Community showcases the works of local artists in an open and inclusive setting.

Nearby, the Children's Museum captivates young and old with interactive exhibits that encourage learning through play. At the same time, the bustling Seaport District is the perfect place to sample some of Boston's finest cuisine. The year-round farmers' markets, the Boston Harborwalk, and the iconic Rowes Wharf are just a few more highlights that add flavor to your exploration of Fort Point Channel..

Exploring Nearby Attractions

While the channel is a focal point for Boston's cultural experiences, the surrounding area is equally captivating. From the charming cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill to the modern marvels of the Seaport District, each neighborhood offers a unique character waiting to be discovered.

Sporting enthusiasts can catch a game at the nearby Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox, or head to the TD Garden for a Celtics or Bruins game. No visit to Boston is complete without a tour of the city's prestigious academic institutions, such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a short ride away.


Plan Your Boston Tour with Boston Sightseeing

To make the most of your visit to Fort Point Channel and the greater Boston area, consider booking a Boston Sightseeing Double-Decker Bus tour. Our hop-on-hop-off tours provide an efficient and enjoyable way to see the city's most iconic landmarks and attractions. Enjoy informative narration as you ride through the streets in an open-top bus, with the freedom to explore places like the Freedom Trail, the Public Garden, and the Boston Common at your own pace.

Our Tour Packages

Single Ride Pass

Single Ride Pass

$37.00

Explore Boston in 80 Minutes
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Hop-On Hop-Off All  Day

Hop-On Hop-Off All Day

$43.00

Boston City Sightseeing Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

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Hop-0n Hop-Off - Boston & Cambridge Tour
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  • 200 Minutes Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

$89.00

City Tour Highlights With 2 Days Pass
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  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
  • 2 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Night Tour

Night Tour

$43.00

Boston's Vibrant Evening Tour
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  • 75 Minutes Tour
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