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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

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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.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

  • $3
  • Daily 8:30–5

Updated 10/13/2014


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