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Address: Lands End Road, Saint Helena Island, SC
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Read an interesting article about Fort Fremont that told how it was obsolete by the time it was completed, never saw any military action, so was decommissioned in 1901. The 70... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Aiken, South Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Read an interesting article about Fort Fremont that told how it was obsolete by the time it was completed, never saw any military action, so was decommissioned in 1901. The 70 acre fort was left to decay and vandalism until Beaufort County bought the current 15 acres in 1989 to preserve it as a public park. The structures are a... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Stopped by in the "off season" on a foggy, rainy day. It was creepy, but definitely cool. Make sure you research the Fremont ghost stories too. It's a bit of a drive to the park. Make sure you put the right address in the GPS, because we got a little turned around trying to find it.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

It is a very interesting site to see. Very hard to imagine how this structure would have been built way back then. It could be more interesting if there were some sort of building or use of part of the structure as informartion about what it housed, pictures of the site in use. Fort McAllister is a good example of... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Wish there was less graffiti on walls, but to consider this a place built for the Spanish American War it's impressive. I have done some studying about early forts so was able to explain some of the area. Wish there was more informational signs. Many dark areas so bring a flashlight. Be nice if they, cleared the brush from the... More 

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

The children will love this! An opportunity to climb and explore! Occasionally there are unwanted visitors/vagrants, but definitely NOT the norm. This is a peaceful beach community, with many lovely homes and "Friends of Ft Fremont". My teenage daughter and friend explored every cavern of the fort in daylight hours. They loved it. It is a fantastic location for photos,... More 

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Kodak, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a good place to loose yourself. It is steeped in history. The bad thing is some people didn't respect the beauty and left a lot of graffiti, it is sad. Take your bug spray and explore away.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The fort itself was fascinating, as we explored the fort's interior we stumbled upon a couple of homeless gentlemen who were calling Fort Fremont home. Bring a flashlight.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Don't expect an old fashioned fort, this isn't it. This place seems to be built into the side of a mountain.Ruins of a fort abandoned in early 1900s. There really isn't any thing to guide you around this site. Fine place to explore, but we had to go online to research exactly what we had seen.

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Dresden, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Never even knew it existed until trip through St Helens Island. Amazing. To bad about the graffiti. The walk to the beach is nice. The whole place was eairly quiet. very interesting.

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Joplin, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My son loved this, he is 15. I am sad though about the graffiti so parents beware when deciding whether to go. Also take flashlight as boys will want to explore the creepy dark corners.

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