Bloody Marsh Battle Site (National Park Service)

St. Simons Island
The Coast

Bloody Marsh Battle Site (National Park Service)

Bloody Marsh Battle Site (National Park Service)

Demere Rd.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522



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


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