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Georgia's fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British forces clashed on St. Simons Island. Fort Frederica's troops defeated the Spanish, ensuring Georgia's future as a British colony. Today, the archeological remnants of Frederica are protected by the National Park Service. Its history, description, map and contact info are included below.
Field Trips at Fort Frederica
BulletA 23 minute park film
BulletSelf guided explorations
BulletMuseum area with artifacts
Bullet5 minute introductory talk
BulletRanger or docent led tours and programs
BulletReservations are required for talks and tours
BulletTalks may be substituted for tours without notice due to unforeseen staff shortages.
Prepare for your visit to Fort Frederica

BulletPark is free to educational groups who submit a fee waiver and make reservations.
BulletReserved programs are made on a first-come basis.
BulletLarge groups are split to accommodate theatre fire regulations.
BulletGroups without reservations will be admitted to the film as space permits.

BulletWe require chaperoning of youth groups. Please protect your national park through attentive supervision.
BulletNo walking or climbing on the foundations.
BulletArtifacts should be left where found and reported a Park Ranger.
BulletNo gum or food in the visitor center or historic site area.

Comfort & Safety
BulletWear comfortable clothes and good walking shoes.
BulletInsect repellent is advisable.
BulletCheck for ticks following a visit to the park.

BulletRestrooms are within the visitor center complex.
BulletPicnics: groups may blanket picnic (no tables) in the parking lot circle provided they clean their trash. Trash bags may be obtained at the visitor center.
BulletBus parking spaces are marked. Overflow parking is on the far side of lot.
BulletParked buses MUST turn off their engines to reduce noise and pollution.

Phone & Address
Phone: 912-638-3639 - Weekdays from 9 am to 4:30 pm - Address: Fort Frederica NM, 6515 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Operating Hours, Seasons & Phone Contact
Fort Frederica National Monument:
Visitor Center open 9 am to 5 pm 7 days a week. Call for updates on operating hours and emergency closures - Closed Christmas Day

Bloody Marsh Unit:
Open 8:30 am to 4 pm seven days a week (also closed on Christmas)
Fees & Reservations
Call for fees and to make reservations
Directions to Fort Frederica
From U.S. 17, take the F.J. Torras Causeway to St. Simons Island. At first traffic light on the island, turn left onto Sea Island Road. Go 1.5 miles to next traffic light, and turn left onto Frederica Road. Follow Frederica Road for two miles (take second right off roundabout). The park entrance is located 300 yards past Christ Church.
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