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Address: 1126 State Rd S-7-45, Lands End Road, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920
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out of the way place worth at least one visit

I enjoyed visiting this site as exploring old abandoned buildings is a draw for me. You do need to watch for wildlife (snakes, birds, lizards, frogs). I happened to see a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2016
PadgetC
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yo can almost feel the soldiers here. We were told the site is being updated ....... once they update is complete this place will be even better!!! The grounds were fairly clean and the beach was really nice. No restrooms though.

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Thank Tom and Donna W
Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Think Mayan Tulum, the Forest Moon of Endor & The Planet of the Apes all bundled up. Why this hasn't been used as a filming location for a horror or sci-fi movie is beyond me. At first glance, such a creepy space. I'll admit the heebie jeebies never went away. Perhaps due to the proximity to the famed paranormal Lands... More 

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Thank Forrest P
Walterboro, South Carolina, United States
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153 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This was a wonderful find for us to take our cub scouts to. We all enjoyed exploring the abandoned rooms & the beach front behind it was an extra surprise. Its out in the middle of no where and wasn't busy at all. There's no price to get in, which was also great. There was enough parking for us all... More 

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Thank Faith N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

I am a complete nerd when it comes to history and abandoned places. So naturally I jumped on the opportunity to visit an abandoned fort. It's definitely worth the time to stop and take a look of you share my interests in history. I plan on revisiting on my next trip to Hunting Island

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Thank Jbishop715
Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I enjoyed visiting this site as exploring old abandoned buildings is a draw for me. You do need to watch for wildlife (snakes, birds, lizards, frogs). I happened to see a copperhead just inside one of the doorways so it made me extra cautious. It's shame that some punks decided to put graffiti all over the walls inside but that... More 

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Thank PadgetC
Alvaton, Kentucky
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the 30 minute walk through the fort area. This was a new piece of history for me, especially seeing how recently the fort was in use. Although there were signs explaining the history, I had to go on line to get the broad view. There was little on site to explain what we were seeing. The structure... More 

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Thank Steve P
IslandWebwitch, Manager at Fort Fremont, responded to this review

We're glad you saw the two signs. The Friends of Fort Fremont and Beaufort County are working now to improve visitors' experience. We will soon have an Interpretive Center, and address safety concerns, as well as increase signage to better explain what is here. We just had a clean-up day and try to keep informative brochures at the sign inside... More 

Dallas, Texas
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162 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

This could be a really nice place if it were to receive better care. It is so sad looking and there is no signage. It would have been nice to see some kind of explanations. Walking around inside of the bunker was frightening, I kept waiting to be grabbed or finding a dead body. There is no light! It's such... More 

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Thank corvettegirl07
IslandWebwitch, Manager at Fort Fremont, responded to this review

Sorry, you must have missed the sign and brochures inside the gate. We are working to make it safer, and there will be an Interpretive Center built soon. More 

Hollywood, South Carolina
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23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Turn right onto Fort Fremont Reserve and bring your sneakers. Plan on spending some time here. Parking is free and there are multiple passages, doorways and staircases to discover! My biggest complaint is that it has been unfortunately littered with trash, broken glass and graffiti, some of which is not suitable for young eyes. I wish so badly that people... More 

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Thank Lea A
Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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196 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We went here one Sunday afternoon to get some photos. What a great piece of history. You can walk around the back of the battery and walk on the beach. Great place to explore!

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Thank Maggie R
Brevard, North Carolina
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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

The fort was built in 1898 in response to the Spanish-American war and was for the protection of the coaling station and dry-dock at the Port Royal Naval Station on nearby Parris Island. The day we visited was overcast and gave the concrete fortifications a moody atmosphere - I took some shots in black and white. I enjoyed wandering about... More 

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