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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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Great history lesson

We were surprised at how much we enjoyed our visit to the Fort. Our kids, ages 8 and 11, completed a junior ranger mission that was given to us by the museum director. The whole... read more

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Estero, Florida
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Estero, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were surprised at how much we enjoyed our visit to the Fort. Our kids, ages 8 and 11, completed a junior ranger mission that was given to us by the museum director. The whole family learned so much through this interactive activity. Well done

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Owensville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Full of history! Be sure to stop at the visitor center, view the short information film first. Nice small gift shop, informative staff. Historical displays. Guided or self guided tours.

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Thank Denise D
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place to visit. The visitor's center was the best I have seen for children. The dress up box kept my seven boy engaged and he was very happy to dress up as a red coat. My younger son loved the old fashioned games. We enjoyed a walk around the fort and learned a lot about its history.

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Thank Ian M
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had not expected this National Monument to have so much going on such as the lovely visitor center,informative movie, and artifiacts on display. Although there was a Fort, the real story is the town that existed outside the Fort. Archeological excavations have located the village streets and housing foundations and tied them to historical records of the persons who... More 

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Saddle River NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wear comfortable shoes, and take your time to read all of the headings, enjoy the view and sit a spell to reflect on the hardships that transpired here. It is not large, take the time to see the movie, the gift shoppe had interesting books for sale, I would definitely recommend this for a visit.

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asheville, nc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but nice museum with unique relics. They offer a movie to tell the history as well. On a pretty day, you can walk the grounds and visit the remainder of the fort. Worth a stop, which you can combine with a visit to Christ Church.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park rangers are outstanding.......free admission. Bring bug spray! Well preserved ruins, layout of the area is presently clearly. Clean restrooms.

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured the fort on a beautiful cool afternoon in late December. We spent several hours there and walked the grounds from one end to the other. This place is so interesting! Neither of us were familiar with the history of this fort and it really was fascinating. The excavation and preservation of the site are extraordinary and we are... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the neat things about St. Simon's Island that you can visit so many eras of American history in one place. Fort Frederica was laid out by Oglethorpe, who was the,same person who designed Savannah in 1735. There are ruins and foundations of original fort buildings and houses that have bricks shipped from England as well as local tabby.... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting fort that served many years of protection. You can walk the streets of what used to be a thriving little town. Visited shortly after a hurricane passed through so it was a little messy but still kept the interest

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