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Fort Frederica National Monument

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Address: Off Frederica Rd. just past Christ Episcopal Church, St. Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA
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This beautiful park was the site of one of the first British colonies.

This beautiful park was the site of one of the first British colonies.

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Beautiful park, full of history

This is a beautiful area, full of the crumbling remnants of what used to be a city. We made a quick visit on our way back to Florida and spent about an hour exploring and taking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
zeama1970
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Okeechobee, Florida
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Orange Park, Florida
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took our two children to tour the grounds. Was somethings to do inside but not a lot to look at outside. Some old frames of houses and couple of buildings standing. Was not something that kept their interest once we saw the buildings.

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Okeechobee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful area, full of the crumbling remnants of what used to be a city. We made a quick visit on our way back to Florida and spent about an hour exploring and taking photos. It would be wonderful if the buildings were still standing but time has taken its toll and now visitors must rely on drawings... More 

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Thank zeama1970
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go, walk and read about the history of this beautiful place. As you walk, you will soon begin to imagine what life felt like back then. The trees with the Spanish moss are an experience all by themselves.

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Thank Penny N
Gainesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great trip out here with two small kids. Good little visitors center that let's kids and adults dress up in period costumes and not a difficult or long walk through the village remnants down to the water. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous out here with the moss on the trees.

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Eupora, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both enjoyed the beautiful walk around the fort. Interesting to read and see how our country once was. Very quick stop but worth the time.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first time visit to fort frederica was (unfortunately) cold and windy, but we still enjoyed the visit. This is a FREE activitiy that has a small gift shop area and museum with a 30 minute presentation explaining the history of the area and the fort. I never realized how close Georgia came to becoming a spanish territory back during... More 

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Thank jwmcrazynurse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk the land and you are walking back in time! It was an excellent history lesson of early settlers on the island and the life they made for themselves. Interesting that the entire establishment was just abandoned.

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Thank James B
Townsend, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old fort where English were going to stop Spanish. Nice grounds with a few old cannon but the real interest is the foundations of the old buildings. They used to live in telephone booths or at best walk in closets according to the data posted at the building foundations. The whole thing is unbelievable - how they lived and how... More 

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very large monument with lots to see. Also beautiful trees and grounds. A lot of restoration and information is given and interesting.

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Thank Julie R
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very peaceful and beautiful. Wonderful history lesson as to the early residents of the fort. Good place to take kids as they can run around in a pretty contained area while parents meander through and read plaques about each residence.

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