Fort Frederica National Monument
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
In the early 18th century, the land lying between British South Carolina and Spanish Florida was known as the debatable land. This land (which we call Georgia today) was the epicenter of a centuries-old imperial conflict between Spain and Britain.
Fort Frederica was established in 1736 by James Oglethorpe to protect the southern boundary of his new colony of Georgia. Colonists from England, Scotland, and the Germanic states came to Frederica to support this endeavor.
After successfully repulsing a Spanish attempt to retake St. Simons Island. The garrison at Ft. Frederica was disbanded, and the town fell into decline. Today, the archeological remnants of Frederica are protected by the National Park Service.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Admission & Fees
15 Years Old and Younger Free
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round, Pets Accepted
Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly
Near Interstate Highway
Suitable for Ages
05/22/2016 - 05/22/2016
Don't miss this day as we have Archaeologist Rita Elliott of the Lamar Institute speaking about Georgia archaeology. She will also sign her recently published children's book. We will have hands-on archaeology games that will be displayed and you will learn how archeology helps tell the story of the site.read more
Fort Frederica National Monument NPS Centennial Living History Festival
08/27/2016 - 08/27/2016
Fort Frederica National Monument is pleased to announce the details of the NPS Centennial Living History Festival on Saturday, August 27, 2016. This event commemorates the centennial birthday of the National Park Service.
Activities throughout the day will immerse visitors into the history of Frederica and the struggle for empire between Great Britain and Spain in the 18th Century. Volunteers from throughout the region will help the National Park Service bring this history to life. Fro...read more