Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

The Coastal Isles and the Okefenokee Sights

Fort Frederica National Monument

  • 6515 Frederica Rd. Map It
  • St. Simons Island
  • Military Site

Updated 10/13/2014

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information


6515 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, Georgia, 31522, United States

Map It




Sight Details:

  • $3
  • Daily 8:30–5

Updated 10/13/2014


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating

By Diane

  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Feb 8, 2005

Very Historical

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.

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss