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“Interesting piece of history”

Fort Frederica National Monument
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Owner description: This beautiful park was the site of one of the first British colonies.
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Interesting piece of history”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Visiting Fort Frederica provided the opportunity to learn something about early Georgia history and the colonizers.
The site on the Northern part of Saint Simons Island is a national park and was open!
Although structures are few the site allows one to see the layout of the fort and the descriptive tablets at each building help us understand the life of the populace. The oaks and the Spanish moss are magnificent.

Visited December 2013
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Seminole, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“I would not have lasted in this wilderness”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

All that remains is the foundation outlines and a couple of building shells. It was nice just walking around and seeing the huge trees and reading the history markers. No one else was there and that was really nice. The park rangers were really helpful and told us a lot about the history of the area. There was also a movie of the dig.

Visited November 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great short history stop”
Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

I found this park a great short stop. There is not a ton to see but what they do have is very interesting. It takes about an hour if you want to see and read everything. Park rangers are super helpful. Will note that I visited during November and the weather was great, I would assume summer would be very hot and buggy.

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Level 6 Contributor
250 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Historic fort”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Interesting place to visit to learn part of our history;wear walking shoes if you're going to explore the area. Beautiful setting in the old South.

Visited November 2013
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
436 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“An unexpected treat”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

A bit of history that I was unaware of. The visitor center, staffed by the Park Service, was well done and had an excellent movie to explain both the history and significance of the Fort. Walking the grounds after the movie gave a better understanding to what was there.

Visited November 2013
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