Built by English troops in the mid-1730s, Fort Frederica was constructed to protect the southern flank of the new Georgia colony against a Spanish invasion from Florida. At its peak in the 1740s, it was the most elaborate British fortification in North America. Around the fort today are the foundations of homes and shops and the partial ruins of the tabby barracks and magazine. Start your visit at the National Park Service Visitors Center, which has a film and displays.
Feb 8, 2005
Very nice site if you're a history buff. When we got there, there was a demonstration on the making of "tabby," a cement-like substance used for building at the time the fort was erected. It was very informative, and the park rangers and volunteers were very knowledgeable. There was quite a bit of walking involved.