Thompson Island

Thompson Island information

Location
Boston , USA
Telephone
+1 617 328 3900
Getting there
Ferry: from EDIC Pier
More information
www.thompsonisland.org
Opening hours
noon-5pm Sat & Sun Jun-Aug
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Thompson Island was settled as early as 1626 by a Scotsman, David Thompson, who set up a trading post to do business with the Neponset Indians. Today this island is privately owned by Thompson Island Outward Bound, a nonprofit organization that develops fun and challenging physical adventures, especially for training and developing leadership skills. As such, the public can explore its 200-plus acres only on weekends, when it’s wonderful for walking, fishing and birding.

A dedicated ferry leaves from EDIC Pier in the Seaport District; see the website for details.