Fort Frederica National Monument, Saint Simons Island

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#1 of 8 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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  • As you stroll the grounds, it is easy to imagine life during the period. Beautiful grounds. Majestic trees. Be sure to go in the visitor center first. They even have (on certain days) people dressed i...  more »
  • Great idea of old time efforts. Housing etc foundations and actual cannon with emplacements and breastworks are there as is an old cemetery. It is unbelievable what the old timers could do. Built a fo...  more »
  • This national park site was very interesting because there was a village here at one time and volunteers come out on the weekends to portray colonial times and practices, such as spinning cotton on th...  more »
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  • National park sight. Sight of an early British fort and settlement. Ruins of foundations, a small section of the fort and soldier barracks are on display with informations signs. Artifacts and a very informative interpretive video in the visitors center. My wife and I had a very nice time here. We saw our first orange tree, complete with oranges on it. It was in early March so temps were comfortable and pests were at a minimum.
  • Wonderful historic site on one of our favorite Islands. The the life historical reenactment portions have been a great addition. Our family of four enjoyed it immensely including two teenagers.
  • We wandered around the ruins and found the posted descriptions informative and entertaining. Very helpful rangers abounded. We wished we'd had places like this when our children were little so that they would have plenty of places to run around and expend energy while we entertained ourselves with reading the self-guided tour markers.
  • Best experience on St. Simons. Chilly day with very few visitors. We heard a splash out behind the fort and were so surprised and pleased to see dolphins! Quite the treat for us! Loved the history of the fort also.
  • Lots of proud GA history on display. This fort was built by the British to keep the Spanish (in Florida) from advancing on the colonies. Lots of living history in a beautiful setting.
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