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Address: 1126 State Rd S-7-45, Lands End Road, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

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Fort Fremont

I felt the place is beautiful. I was just a little disappointed that each structure was not labeled with what it was or how each structure was used. Also, we tried to find the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 10, 2016
donnahffman
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Alma, West Virginia

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Alma, West Virginia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

I felt the place is beautiful. I was just a little disappointed that each structure was not labeled with what it was or how each structure was used. Also, we tried to find the portion of the original hospital. I think we found it, but I would have liked that structure to have been marked better.

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Thank donnahffman
IslandWebwitch, Manager at Fort Fremont, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We hope you will visit again when you are in the area. This fall, we have added several descriptive signs. And the groundbreaking for our new Visitors Interpretive Center is promised for 2017. Please see our website for more information. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Had never heard of this fort, found it on Trip Advisor. So glad we did. Different than any fort we've ever been to. Well maintained with a beautiful stretch of beach in front of it. Great for walking and learning.

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Burlington, Canada
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102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Although we went on a sunny afternoon, the out-of-the-way location, the ruins overgrown with vegetation and the eerie silence gave us a spooky experience. This fort was built in the 1890's but the present, poor condition makes you feel as if you're at an ancient Mayan site. Just beyond the ruins is the ocean and a lovely beach to which... More 

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Thank Judy T
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is an interesting place to visit. We mostly use it for access to the beach on the river but It's got some historical appeal. Built for protection during the Spanish American war but never really used. No saftey railings so keep a close eye on your kids

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Hollywood, Florida
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59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Old fort leftover from the civil war days I think. The mosquito population has taken over the fort, so it makes visiting and any lengthy exploring almost impossible.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The bugs were horrible. We gave it a half-hearted attempt, but could find nothing redeeming. Don't know how this place makes the recommend list.

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Thank skhiggs
IslandWebwitch, Manager at Fort Fremont, responded to this review

We're sorry you were here during the height of mosquito season. Please watch for more information as the County sprays and then begins construction on our new Visitors' Center. More 

McCormick, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Kind of sad that this historical fort seriously lacks care. We walked around a bit until the skeeters drove us back to our car.

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Directions sparse. Maybe we should have stopped at a visitor center. The place definitely needs restoring, very overgrown. Use bug spray if you get out of the car to trample on the grounds.

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

I love historical tourism; so I stopped here to check it out. The mosquitos were so bad we were covered immediately. We got on our bug spray and went on in....still getting bitten. Literally the worst mosquito situation I have ever encountered. Worse though was the graffiti inside one of the areas. It was creepy, lewd, and repulsive. If this... More 

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IslandWebwitch, Public Relations Manager at Fort Fremont, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Fort Fremont. We are sorry you rated the experience so low. Yes, the biting insects are terrible this time of year, but unfortunately there is little we can do about that. The Friends of Fort Fremont organization has worked tirelessly with Beaufort County officials and servants to improve the park and batteries for public viewing. Still... More 

Prince George, Virginia
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62 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This was an interesting place to check out, a lot of cool buildings to explore. make sure to bring bug spray or get eaten alive. There isn't much here, so unless you are interested in old structures this is not the place for you, but if you like quiet, nature and exploring, then it's worth a visit.

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