We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1126 State Rd S-7-45, Lands End Road, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 85 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Good History

Very good history with the batteries. Glad to see information about each battery. Do wish they would do something about the graffiti. Remember flash light. On the far end is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Callaway1979
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Saint Helena Island

Add Photo Write a Review

85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 85: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good history with the batteries. Glad to see information about each battery. Do wish they would do something about the graffiti. Remember flash light. On the far end is a beach access.

Helpful?
Thank Callaway1979
Wasilla, Alaska
Level Contributor
96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The concrete fortress is located off the beaten track but definitely worth a visit. The landscape is somewhat maintained but other than that the place has been allowed to slowly deteriorate. YOU WILL NEED A FLASHLIGHT to see inside the many rooms. There is no one on site and there is no charge to visit.

Helpful?
Thank Alaska_Bulldawg
Buckhorn, Canada
Level Contributor
75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in off season so no bugs! No people either. Not a soul to be found, some hurricane damage in area has mostly been cleaned up. Some signage in front of each ruin helps identify and explain some of the buildings. Some areas are quite precarious - keep little kids near you at all times. You can learn more about... More 

Helpful?
Thank whogie
Alma, West Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I felt the place is beautiful. I was just a little disappointed that each structure was not labeled with what it was or how each structure was used. Also, we tried to find the portion of the original hospital. I think we found it, but I would have liked that structure to have been marked better.

Helpful?
Thank donnahffman
IslandWebwitch, Manager at Fort Fremont, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We hope you will visit again when you are in the area. This fall, we have added several descriptive signs. And the groundbreaking for our new Visitors Interpretive Center is promised for 2017. Please see our website for more information. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Had never heard of this fort, found it on Trip Advisor. So glad we did. Different than any fort we've ever been to. Well maintained with a beautiful stretch of beach in front of it. Great for walking and learning.

Helpful?
Thank carol j
Burlington, Canada
Level Contributor
102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Although we went on a sunny afternoon, the out-of-the-way location, the ruins overgrown with vegetation and the eerie silence gave us a spooky experience. This fort was built in the 1890's but the present, poor condition makes you feel as if you're at an ancient Mayan site. Just beyond the ruins is the ocean and a lovely beach to which... More 

Helpful?
Thank Judy T
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is an interesting place to visit. We mostly use it for access to the beach on the river but It's got some historical appeal. Built for protection during the Spanish American war but never really used. No saftey railings so keep a close eye on your kids

Helpful?
Thank Stephen R
Hollywood, Florida
Level Contributor
59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Old fort leftover from the civil war days I think. The mosquito population has taken over the fort, so it makes visiting and any lengthy exploring almost impossible.

Helpful?
Thank Janespains
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The bugs were horrible. We gave it a half-hearted attempt, but could find nothing redeeming. Don't know how this place makes the recommend list.

Helpful?
Thank skhiggs
IslandWebwitch, Manager at Fort Fremont, responded to this review

We're sorry you were here during the height of mosquito season. Please watch for more information as the County sprays and then begins construction on our new Visitors' Center. More 

McCormick, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Kind of sad that this historical fort seriously lacks care. We walked around a bit until the skeeters drove us back to our car.

Helpful?
Thank Gerald M

Travellers who viewed Fort Fremont also viewed

Saint Helena Island, SC
Saint Helena Island, SC
 
Saint Helena Island, SC
Saint Helena Island, SC
 

Been to Fort Fremont? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fort Fremont and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Cordova, South Carolina
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Fort Fremont staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?