Fort Frederica is a national monument on St. Simons Island in Georgia. Remains of the fort and surrounding town will take you back to the early days of Georgia’s history. Visitors can park at the visitor center for free and begin their walk through what was once a town built to protect against Spanish attack. Although the path is unpaved and mostly grass, previously existing roads are clearly marked by road signs and visitors can get a feel for what the town once was. The foundations of old buildings still exist, with signs describing each building and illustrating what they might have looked like. The main attraction, Fort Frederica, lies on Frederica River at the end of the pathway named Broad Street. Its canons and most of its infrastructure are still intact.
One of the visitor center rangers leads optional tours through the town and to the fort, providing history and relevant information about the town. Visitors may also explore for themselves, following clearly marked paths and signs to learn more about the early establishment of Georgia as a British colony.
HOURS: The visitor center and park are open from 9 am to 5 pm Sunday through Saturday
PHONE: (912) 638-3639
PET-FRIENDLINESS: Dogs must be kept on a 6-foot leash and waste must be picked up. Fort Frederica National Monument provides dog waste bag stations and water fountains for dogs at the visitor center/historic area entrance.
ACCESSIBILITY: The pathways throughout the town and leading to the fort are flat and grassy. A wheelchair is available for use around the park. The staff provides golf cart tours upon request for visitors with mobility impairments.