Fort Frederica National Monument, Saint Simons Island

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Golden Isles of Georgia
Monument Historic Site
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. Put Fort Frederica National Monument on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Saint Simons Island travel itinerary planner.
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  • We really enjoyed visiting Fort Frederica National Monument. Not sure many people know the importance in history this fort did during the wars between Spain and England. Much has been excavated and it...  more »
  • This is a National Historical Marker denoting one of the first settlements in the southeastern region of North America. Fort Frederica served as a buffer between the British in the upper colonies to S...  more »
  • Great for History Buffs. We learned not only about the history of the fort but also a lot about Georgia History. A really good historic site. Take your walking shoes and if you go in the summer, be su...  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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