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The grounds at Fort Frederica National Monument
Copyright: - US National Park Service
The grounds at Fort Frederica National Monument
Description - Established in 1736, the town of Frederica was the southernmost post of the British colonies in North America. It protected the rest of Georgia and South Carolina from the Spanish in Florida. The park is known for it's exceptional beauty. Stately oaks, exceptionally large grape vines, and Spanish moss lend an air of antiquity unequaled on the coast.

Attractions - Fort Frederica offers a visitor center which is open year round, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Museum Exhibits portray life in colonial Frederica and tell the story of archeology at the site. Guided Tours are offered as well as a 25 Minute Film, "This Is Frederica".

Accessibility: Accessible parking spaces, wheelchair ramps, and accessible restrooms are provided. A wheelchair is available. The townsite has soft grass with no walkway and may not be suitable for wheelchairs. An NPS golf cart is available on request for those needing assistance to visit the town site and fort.

Recreation - Fort Frederica offers historical tours, hiking, nature walks, photography, bird watching, and wildlife viewing.

Climate - Summers are hot and humid. Highs in upper 80's - lower 90's with high humidity. Winters are moderate, with a few periods below freezing. Insects are part of the landscape and a constant bother along coastal Georgia. Sandgnats and mosquitoes are present year round. Biting flies are particularly bad in May and September. Insect repellant is recommended. Ticks - potential carriers of Lyme disease - are also common.

Location - Ft. Frederica National Monument is on St. Simons Island, Georgia - 12 miles from Brunswick, GA. It is easily accessible from I-95 and U.S. 17 via the F.J. Torras (Brunswick-St. Simons) Causeway.

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Contact Information:
Fort Frederica National Monument, Rte 9, Box 286C , St. Simons Island, GA, 31522, Phone: 912-638-3639

Additional Information:
Coastal Region - The coastal area of Georgia includes the southeastern corner of the state reaching the Atlantic Ocean. Savannah is the major city of the region and is accessible by Interstate 16 from Atlanta.
Georgia's Historic Sites -
Georgia's National Forests, Monuments and Seashores - There are two National Forests in Georgia, both headquartered in Gainesville Georgia. This section also includes the Fort Pulaski National Monument and the Cumberland Island National Seashore.

Fort Frederica National Monument - Official agency website


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