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Fort Frederica National Monument

Open today: 08:30 - 17:00
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Unique History

Well worth a hour or so to visit the ruins of the 1740 fort and the excavation of the original... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarasota, Florida
Beautiful Day For A Visit

This historical site was recommended by both hotel staff and people we met while having dinner. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This beautiful park was the site of one of the first British colonies.
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Off Frederica Rd. just past Christ Episcopal Church, St. Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA
+1 912-638-3639
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a hour or so to visit the ruins of the 1740 fort and the excavation of the original Island Town. There is not a lot left of the fort or the town, but the excavations and interpretation gives an interesting glimpse into "(British)...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historical site was recommended by both hotel staff and people we met while having dinner. The site is nestled along Fancy Bluff Creek is all that is remaining from a strategic stronghold of the mid 1700's. Located on what was once a large open...More

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds to the National Park are beautiful. The visitors center is good, with lots of information. The fort was established by General James Oglethorpe to protect England's interest from the Spanish. Oglethorpe was a very savvy general.

Thank cjyap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where you learn the early history of the island. The "fort" is not really there, but there are enough signs and one ruin for you to imagine what it was like. Extremely interesting for such a small place.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific information on a place I never know existed. I highly recommend utilizing the QR codes located on many of the exhibits. The audio information really brings the site to life

Thank Eddie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit at the visitor's center and self-guided tour through the grounds where the town of Frederica once stood. There is not a lot there, but I appreciated the displays that showed what buildings stood on the foundations and what artifacts were found...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well maintained. Love the historcial markers that indetified each spot. Gives one a perspective on what life was like in ther late 1700's.

Thank Bill J
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

If you love visiting national parks and learning the history associated with it, this is the park for you. This was one of the earliest British settlements in Georgia. It is an archaeological site so don’t expect to see building replicas. There is still part...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Went to the Wesley Garden and happened upon this gem. Lots of history about settlers to St Simons. Learned that this is where the Wesley brothers, founders of Methodist Church, came in to America. Not an all day place to visit, but a nice visit.

Thank LFB_13
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Definitely worth a visit for any person interested in history! Just be prepared for the bugs and heat.

Thank dnhampton
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