Fort Frederica National Monument
Georgia's fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British forces clashed on St. Simons Island. Fort Frederica's troops defeated the Spanish, ensuring Georgia's future as a British colony. Today, the archeological remnants of Frederica are protected by the National Park Service.
National park sight. Sight of an early British fort and settlement. Ruins of foundations, a small section of the fort and soldier barracks are on display with informations signs. Artifacts and a very informative interpretive video in the visitors center. My wife and I had a very nice time here. We saw our first orange tree, complete with oranges on it. It was in early March so temps were comfortable and pests were at a minimum.
Wonderful historic site on one of our favorite Islands. The the life historical reenactment portions have been a great addition. Our family of four enjoyed it immensely including two teenagers.
Best experience on St. Simons. Chilly day with very few visitors. We heard a splash out behind the fort and were so surprised and pleased to see dolphins! Quite the treat for us! Loved the history of the fort also.
We wandered around the ruins and found the posted descriptions informative and entertaining. Very helpful rangers abounded. We wished we'd had places like this when our children were little so that they would have plenty of places to run around and expend energy while we entertained ourselves with reading the self-guided tour markers.
Great spot of colonial history. Beautiful in the spring time with breezes coming off the water and scenic live oak draped in Spanish moss. Worth a visit.
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