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Fort Frederica National Monument

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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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 6515 Frederica Rd., north end of the island, St. Simons Island, GA, 31522 | Map It
  • Phone: 912/638–3639
  • Cost: $3
  • Hours: Daily 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: St. Simons Island
Updated: 10-24-2012

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