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“An unexpected treat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Frederica National Monument

Fort Frederica National Monument
Off Frederica Rd. just past Christ Episcopal Church, St. Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA
912/638-3639
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: This beautiful park was the site of one of the first British colonies.
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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277 reviews 277 reviews
97 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“An unexpected treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A bit of history that I was unaware of. The visitor center, staffed by the Park Service, was well done and had an excellent movie to explain both the history and significance of the Fort. Walking the grounds after the movie gave a better understanding to what was there.

Visited November 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
44 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Now peaceful historic reminder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We went to Fort Frederica on a drive around of St Simons. Incredible oaks and a peaceful walk through a reminder of colonial Georgia. Worth the stop for the views of the water and the oaks. Not an amusement a minute site, but definitely worth it for those of us who appreciate history and enjoyable views.

Visited November 2013
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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80 attraction reviews
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Not much here except a great story of History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Fort Frederica contains just a few ruins set in a scenic corner of St. Simons Island. But the story it tells of the rivalry between English and Spanish colonists in North America is very interesting. A good film makes up for a weak museum.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“For serious history lovers only”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

It is a nice location on the river but there are only a couple of partial buildings left standing. The grounds are pretty and provide a nice, walking path through huge trees covered in Spanish moss as you read small signs posted about what the fort community used to be in the 1700's. Not much to see.

Visited November 2013
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Aboyne, United Kingdom
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“Historical Site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Very interesting, bit of artistic licence taken with what the settlement would have looked like. Not expensive

Visited October 2013
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