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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  • Really enjoyed walking around this park and learning about its history. They have a lot for you to learn there. Wear comfortable shoes.  more »
  • We enjoyed our quick tour of the National Monument. WE had no idea of the history or importance of this Fort.  more »
  • The staff was both pleasant and informative and the orientation moview was excellent. Be sure to visit this historical site,.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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