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Fort Frederica National Monument

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Off Frederica Rd. just past Christ Episcopal Church, St. Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA
+1 912-638-3639
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Interesting History!

It was interesting to learn some of the earlier history of the British interactions with the... read more

Reviewed today
Acadia611
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Titusville, Florida
Takes you back in time!

Lovely area to explore. The remains of the fort and the grounds thereof. Beautiful area lends... read more

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Kathy H
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This beautiful park was the site of one of the first British colonies.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fort frederica” (118 reviews)
“visitor center” (42 reviews)
“audio tour” (11 reviews)
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Off Frederica Rd. just past Christ Episcopal Church, St. Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA
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+1 912-638-3639
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"fort frederica"
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"visitor center"
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"audio tour"
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"park ranger"
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"colonial history"
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"minute film"
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"history buff"
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"bug spray"
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"spanish moss"
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"james oglethorpe"
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"self guided"
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"early settlers"
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Reviewed today

It was interesting to learn some of the earlier history of the British interactions with the Spanish in the growing colonies. This large site has good examples of early construction practices and how a fortified town of the era was laid out. Definitely worth a...More

Thank Acadia611
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Reviewed today

Lovely area to explore. The remains of the fort and the grounds thereof. Beautiful area lends itself to a very relaxing stroll.

Thank Kathy H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have visited 45 of the National Park Services parks, battlefields, monuments, etc. We have come to appreciate the National Monuments as they are smaller, less crowded and an important part of US history. It is an easy half mile walk from the ranger/visitor center...More

Thank Donna V
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Expected to see just the fort that is in all the pictures. Turns out this was so much more. You access the grounds by going into the information center where you can choose to see a short movie on the history of Fort Frederica. You...More

Thank AllyG1264
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm originally from Georgia, and I can remember in grade school taking Georgia history (I think all states have some form of state history in their curriculum). I remember studying about Fort Frederica and General James Oglethorpe, but it really didn't mean anything to me....More

Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a lovely historical preservation of a British held fort in US history. Movie in visitor's center is very good and most informative. The rangers are very accommodating and helpful to even those with waking issues. Be sure to take the time and enjoy...More

Thank WFlyfisher
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour by park ranger. Wished it was longer. A lot to see and read. Nice breeze blowing off river

Thank SBrandt2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of all the junior ranger programs we have seen (we have been to around 15), this was was probably the best. The kids get colonial clothes and hats and are put on a mission. They use a booklet and a sack of tools such...More

Thank jklfamily
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a well done presentation of how life was back in the early days. It was fascinating to see and experience. Beautiful scenery as well.

Thank pamic0
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit St. Simons several times each year, and I used to live there as well. I always take visitors to Fort Frederica. The history is great, and sometimes, we luck up and find a costumed soldier shooting off a musket or something similar! If...More

Thank Laura L
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