Fort Frederica National Monument, Saint Simons Island

#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Golden Isles of Georgia
Must see · 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. 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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  • What a great preservation of our past! Do the movie 1st...just helps visualize the area. Staff - excellent! Very impressive!  more »
  • When you visit, definitely view the short video to understand what you see when you walk through the fort and town. Seeing the foundations of the houses along the broad main street brought new...  more »
  • First of all the grounds are absolutely beautiful. I think some of the like oaks probably date back to when the fort was there. I found it so interesting to see the remains of the fort, barracks and different things that dated back to almost 300 years ago. The artifacts that was found on ground was so interesting from the fish hook to the musket ball made into sinker for fishing. It was a very nice trip.
  • Was very informative with plaques at each home or building foundation. Each plaque had a showcase with artifacts from the area. The grounds were well maintained. Bunk house and battery were still standing. Gift shop also had a short movie of the history. No charge for admission.

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