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Official Website:Tall Ships Boston
Locations:Multiple see below
Dates:Saturday, June 17, 2017 - Thursday, June 22, 2017
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Category:Special Events

Tall Ships BostonSail Boston 2017

Bostonians welcome crews and cadets from all over the world to their harbor on a continual basis as part of the Sail Massachusetts Visiting Ship Program and are gearing up to greet the return of the Tall Ships fleet for Sail Boston 2017!

View the 2017 Event Schedule

Tall ships and naval vessels from across the world will be coming to Boston to mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the role of the USS Constitution in the conflict. A fleet of 120 ships have been invited to be in Boston from June 17 to July 22 2017.

View a List of Visting Ships

Tall Ships Locations

Boston's Seaport District
+ Fish Pier - Boston Seaport District
+ North Jetty
+ Black Falcon Terminal
Charlestown Navy Yard

View a list of participating ships

Planned activities include parades of sail, public tours of the vessels, and air shows, according to organizers. The ceremonies will also commemorate the writing of “The Star Spangled Banner,’’ which Francis Scott Key wrote in 1814.

MBTA Schedule
During Boston's Tall Ships Festival this Fourth of July weekend, the MBTA will accommodate thousands of additional visitors as they travel through the Boston area.

View MBTA Service Schedule

Customers are advised to check T-Alerts and www.mbta.com for the most up-to-date service information. Buying your return CharlieTicket at the beginning of your trip is strongly encouraged and will help to avoid long lines during your travels.

Sail Boston will entertain its younger audience with educational programs focusing on US and international maritime history. Cadets and crewmembers will be available to educate children of all ages of their personal experiences at sea, home countries and more.


Public Access to Piers - 10:00am - 6:00pm
See complete schedule for all pier times


Boston---mapFish Pier; Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA
Boston---mapSouth Boston Maritime Park, Boston, MA
Charlestown---mapCharlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA

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