The Coast / St. Simons Island

Bloody Marsh Battle Site

1810 Demere Rd.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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At the Blood Marsh Battle Site on July 7th, 1742, an outnumbered force of British troops ambushed and defeated Spanish troops, halting a planned attack on Fort Frederica. Markers and information panels at this outdoor observation site explain the battle, which once and for all ended Spain's claims to the Georgia territory.

The Bloody Marsh Unit is located on St. Simons Island, off of Demere Road. It is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. This site is managed by the National Park Service as part of Fort Frederica National Monument.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
    Monday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages