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This Civil War-era fort was built as Boston’s main line of defense against the Confederate Navy. Take a ferry through the harbor to Georges Island to explore the fort’s history and learn about the war prisoners captured there. Say hello to the Lady in Black, the ghost of Mrs. Andrew Lanier. The long-departed wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned there in 1861 is said to haunt the fort to this day. 

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Fort Warren

This Civil War-era fort was built as Boston’s main line of defense against the Confederate Navy. Take a ferry through the harbor to Georges Island to explore the fort’s history and learn about the war prisoners captured there. Say hello to the Lady in Black, the ghost of Mrs. Andrew Lanier. The long-departed wife of a Confederate soldier imprisoned there in 1861 is said to haunt the fort to this day.