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Fort Frederica National Monument

Off Frederica Rd. just past Christ Episcopal Church, St. Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA
+1 912-638-3639
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Interesting history

The movie was the best way to start the visit because there are no buildings to go into here. But... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathy E
,
Cheyenne, Wyoming
via mobile
Worth it just to walk the beautiful grounds!

Besides the history here, the grounds are stunning. We were here on a beautiful afternoon in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RBonTheLake
,
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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This beautiful park was the site of one of the first British colonies.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fort frederica” (118 reviews)
“visitor center” (42 reviews)
“audio tour” (11 reviews)
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LOCATION
Off Frederica Rd. just past Christ Episcopal Church, St. Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA
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+1 912-638-3639
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"spanish moss"
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"early settlers"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The movie was the best way to start the visit because there are no buildings to go into here. But that doesn’t diminish the experience. The walk to the water side of the fort was easy with good signage at the original home and business...More

Thank Kathy E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides the history here, the grounds are stunning. We were here on a beautiful afternoon in April, very few visitors, and walking the grounds was very peaceful and beautiful. it's worth it to watch the 20 minute movie so you get a feel for the...More

Thank RBonTheLake
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort ground are beautiful and are great to wander around for free. The ranger staff was very friendly and the museum has some great local history.

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was interesting to learn some of the earlier history of the British interactions with the Spanish in the growing colonies. This large site has good examples of early construction practices and how a fortified town of the era was laid out. Definitely worth a...More

1  Thank Acadia611
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely area to explore. The remains of the fort and the grounds thereof. Beautiful area lends itself to a very relaxing stroll.

Thank Kathy H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited 45 of the National Park Services parks, battlefields, monuments, etc. We have come to appreciate the National Monuments as they are smaller, less crowded and an important part of US history. It is an easy half mile walk from the ranger/visitor center...More

1  Thank Donna V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expected to see just the fort that is in all the pictures. Turns out this was so much more. You access the grounds by going into the information center where you can choose to see a short movie on the history of Fort Frederica. You...More

1  Thank AllyG1264
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm originally from Georgia, and I can remember in grade school taking Georgia history (I think all states have some form of state history in their curriculum). I remember studying about Fort Frederica and General James Oglethorpe, but it really didn't mean anything to me....More

2  Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely historical preservation of a British held fort in US history. Movie in visitor's center is very good and most informative. The rangers are very accommodating and helpful to even those with waking issues. Be sure to take the time and enjoy...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Great tour by park ranger. Wished it was longer. A lot to see and read. Nice breeze blowing off river

Thank SBrandt2014
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