When in the Low Country, make sure to add St. Simon's Island to your itinerary! In doing so, don't forget to visit Fort Frederica! Fort Frederica was established in 1736 by James Oglethorpe to protect the southern boundary of his new colony of Georgia from the Spanish in Florida. Colonists from England, Scotland and the Germanic states came to Georgia in support! Named for the Prince of Wales , Frederica was a military outpost consisting of a fort and a town! The fort's location on the Frederica River allowed it to control ship travel. I could go on and on with the history, but I won't. At the Welcome Center, allow the kids to dress up in period dress - even grown-ups will have fun! (We did!!) Also here you will find wonderful historical exhibits & artifacts from the 1700s found there on site! Here you will also find souvenirs, books & snacks to purchase. Take time to watch the short, but informative movie about Fort Frederica before moving on to the grounds.And don't forget the map from the Welcome Center...and the journey begins...down Broad Street where there are actual earthen remnants from the different shops and homes from that time so long ago! Along the way, there are signs explaining details about the town, such as who lived in what houses, the types of stores, barracks etc.You could even walk along the side streets, which were marked as well. With a bit of imagination, you could take in the hustle & bustle of the town of so many years ago! At the end of Broad Street is the Fort Frederica National Monument. Such a great way for all ages to get a wonderful history lesson!