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Fort Frederica National Monument
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Owner description: This beautiful park was the site of one of the first British colonies.
Augusta, Georgia
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10 reviews
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“Must see!!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Amazing historical site I had never even heard off. Great for kids and families, but any US cirizen should be aware of this spot of such significance.

Visited October 2012
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Woodstock, Georgia
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85 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful visit to Fort Frederica”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a National Mounument that is not as well known or advertised as it should be.
it includes a visitor center with exhibits and a very good movie on the site as well as the site itself.
Ft. Frederica was set up by James Olgethorpe as a southern outpost for the colony of Georgia to ward off the Spanish in Florida and lay claim to the 'disputed lands'. At its height in the 1740's their were over 1,000 people in this bustling town that would have looked like an English village. All that remains now is the foundation ruins of many of the homes and businesses and aa couple of structure ruins. From this site the Spanish were defeated on St. Simons Island and ensured that the Southern part of the continent would be English in nature. The grounds are really beautiful and the information panels and excavated items really help to bring to life what it would be like to be in this remote area. Well worth the $3 entrance fee.

Visited October 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Georgia's history”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

This was a real treat! The gentleman volunteer manning the entrance desk just insisted we go in and watch the film, which we did. We were so glad we took the time, because we both learned a lot and my husband who grew up in Georgia had to study Georgia history but found out interesting facts. Then when you go out and can see where the houses were and can see the size of the foundations it just becomes very clear what our ancestors went through to found this country!

Visited October 2012
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Brunswick, Georgia
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A must see for SS”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

This is great place to wander around and learn about the history of the island during colonial times. A very resonable day trip if you have a family. Most people do not realize their is a National Park right on the island. Take your fishing rod if you have a GA license, because the fishing in front of the fort is great.

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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“1st rate! National Historical Site”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

This should be advertised more. It is a National Historical Site and those with Senior Lifetime Passes to the National Parks can bring 3 guests free. History of the Spanish being defeated by the British and the establishment of English rule in the new world occurred here prior to the establishment of the USA. The town is still being excavated and the signs are very informative! Glad we went!

Visited October 2012
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