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Fort Frederica National Monument

6515 Frederica Rd, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522 USA

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  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
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  • Public
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  • Outdoor
    Seating

“The epicenter of an old imperial conflict”

In the early 18th century, the land lying between British South Carolina and Spanish Florida was known as the debatable land. This land (today's Georgia) was the epicenter of a centuries-old imperial conflict between Spain and Britain. Fort Frederica was established in 1736 by James Oglethorpe to protect the southern boundary of his new colony of Georgia from the Spanish in Florida. Colonists from England, Scotland, and the Germanic states came to Georgia to support this endeavor. Frederica in 1740 Named for Frederick Louis, the Prince of Wales (1702-1754), Frederica was a military outpost consisting of a fort and town. The entire area was fortified with a palisade wall and earthen rampart. The fort's location on the Frederica River allowed it to control ship travel.

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Reviewed by
simpsale24

  • 8 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
June 05, 2016
Rated 5.0

This place was mesmerizing. I was glad we took a detoure through the golden isles, or we would have missed it. The drive to get to Ft Fredericka is beautiful, you'll pass old churches and houses. Once there it's just breathtaking. It's free to get in, and there's a self guided walking tour of the remains. Nice hidden gem!

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Fort Frederica National Monument

6515 Frederica Rd
St. Simons Island, Georgia
31522 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Parking
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