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Fort Frederica National Monument - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

6515 Frederica Rd, St Simons, GA 31522, USA


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About Fort Frederica National Monument

Fort Frederica National Monument, on St. Simons Island, Georgia, preserves the archaeological remnants of a fort and town built by James Oglethorpe between 1736 and 1748 to protect the southern boundary of the British colony of Georgia from Spanish raids. About 630 British troops were stationed at the fort.

Attractions Near Fort Frederica National Monument

Christ Church Episcopal
Christ Church Episcopal0.34km from Fort Frederica National Monument

Christ Church Episcopal is a beloved landmark that has stood for over two centuries. Built in 1820, the church has been a mainstay of spiritual life in the region and an important historical monument. It boasts many classic architectural details like carved wooden balconies, large fan windows, pedimented gables and an original bell tower. The church hosts frequent traditional services as well as special events throughout the year. In addition to its spiritual use.

Guale Preserve
Guale Preserve1.84km from Fort Frederica National Monument

Guale Preserve is a stunning natural area that provides the perfect opportunity to explore the outdoors. Mature hardwood hammocks at 44 feet high are some of the tallest trees in Georgia, providing amazing wildlife and bird watching opportunities. Picturesque blackwater creeks and marshlands interweave through the preserve, allowing visitors to view all manner of wildlife including Wetland species such as red-bellied turtle, fiddler crab, and roseate spoonbill.

Epworth Park
Epworth Park5.45km from Fort Frederica National Monument

Epworth Park is an 86-acre family park located along the Saint Simons Sound. This beloved part of the community features plenty of amenities for its guests to enjoy, with ample space for picnics, camping, fishing, and swimming. Facilities such as restrooms, showers, laundry rooms, and camp store add to the appeal of this delightful park. While in the area, visitors may also take a stroll across Blythe Island where they can explore pristine wetlands full of wildlife or go bird watching.

Hamilton Plantation Slave Cabins
Hamilton Plantation Slave Cabins5.99km from Fort Frederica National Monument

The Hamilton Plantation Slave Cabins, located in Glynn County, Georgia, are an evocative reminder of the African American-led struggles toward freedom during the Civil War. The oldest cabin on the property dates to the 1820s and is one of four remaining slave cabins owned by Thomas Spalding during that time. Though never intended to be a tourist attraction, they are now treasured artifacts that present a living testament to their brave occupants.

Sea Island Beach
Sea Island Beach6.18km from Fort Frederica National Monument

Sea Island Beach is an idyllic barrier island, ideal for nature lovers and those who want to relax on a beautiful beach. The area’s superb natural environment includes the momentous St Simons Island Lighthouse, wildlife refuge and nearby islands with long periods of easygoing ocean surf. It has eleven miles of pristine shoreline where visitors can swim, soak up the sun and relax. There are also secluded pathways in the woods for peaceful strolls as well as golf courses.

Gascoigne Bluff
Gascoigne Bluff6.6km from Fort Frederica National Monument

Gascoigne Bluff is a bluff next to the Frederica River on the western side of the island of St. Simons, Georgia which was a Native American campground, the site of a Franciscan monastery named San Buenaventura, and the site of the Province of Georgia's first naval base. This area was one of several St. Simons Island plantations owned by John Couper who lived at Cannon Point, St. Simons Island, and who donated his library of 20,000 volumes to the Library of Congress.

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