Fort Frederica National Monument, Saint Simons Island

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Golden Isles of Georgia
At Fort Frederica National Monument, learn how the British troops stopped the Spanish forces' attempt to capture the state and the rest of the South in a small but significant battle. The archaeological remnants of the seaside fort and surrounding town have been preserved, but much of the area’s history is still being discovered. Watch a film about the events at the fort in the visitor center before checking out the fort's well-preserved magazine and barracks. Drink machines and restrooms are available, and parking is free. Plan your Fort Frederica National Monument visit and explore what else you can see and do in Saint Simons Island using our Saint Simons Island vacation maker tool .
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  • October 2, 2017
    We went here one afternoon and the amount of history was amazing. This site still had several buildings or walls left standing. Buildings is an overstatement… It was more like remnants of perimeter wa...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    We have been here numerous times! The trees are just gorgeous and always enjoy walking through the village.  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    The entire family enjoyed learning more about early the settlers. Download the QR scanner app on your phone for added info and fun at the info stands at each site . Recommend - and the gift shop has m...  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    Staff was very helpful and nice. Not a bunch to see structure wise though a bit remain and parts. Lots of info markers throughout the land. Bring bug spray and wear tennis shoes. If you love historic places and are a history buff you'll love this place.
  • April 11, 2017
    Expect to be there an hour or longer. The live and pin oaks are majestic! A great place for a family picnic. No admission fee. Pets are allowed on the grounds, just not inside the buildings. Rangers had even put out cool water for my dog!
  • April 16, 2017
    What an excellent historic site! The archaeological work done here is excellent, with a whole historic city laid out with markers and street signs. Signs informing guests on site usage and residence is great! A must see for any history buff or those interested in historical archaeology.
  • February 28, 2017
    Fort Frederica National Park also was enlightening about Robert Abbott who was born to a former slave.He later went to college and graduated as an attorney but he was considered too black. He then moved up north where he started the first black paper Empire and became a millionaire. He even funded musicians and other black entrepreneurs and their crafts financially. It was awesome to read about his life and I was impressed that the Fort Frederica National Park payed tribute to our black heritage.
  • April 5, 2017
    Historical park with monuments, and signs depicting the era gone by. Hut, vegetable garden, street signs where streets once were, The Fort remains. Markers and shadow boxes indicating archeological finds and information pertaining to that particular site. Beautiful trees, moss, visitors center. Be sure to watch the short video before touring via a guide or self-guided.

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