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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



Email - FOFR_Superintendent@nps.gov

Fax- 912-638-3639

Write to
Rte 9, Box 286C
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Visitor Information - (912) 638-3639


Operating Hours, Seasons
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Closed Christmas Day

Getting There
PLANE - Commercial: Glynco Jet Port, Brunswick, GA Private: McKinnon Airport, St. Simons Island

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

Weather & 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

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.


Open All Year 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone - (912) 638-3639
Special Programs - Guided Tours 25 Minute Film 'This Is Frederica'
Exhibits - Museum Exhibits portray life in colonial Frederica and tell the story of archeology at the site.

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Campgrounds Nearby
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These outdoors activities are available near Fort Frederica National Monument.
 Campgrounds Near Fort Frederica National Monument:
Jekyll Island Campground, Jekyll Island, 5 miles away
Blythe Island Regional Park Campground, Linwood, 5 miles away
Holly-acres Campgrounds, Darien, 13 miles away
Darien Inland Harbor Camp, Darien, 13 miles away
Inland Harbor, Darien, 14 miles away
Golden Isles Vacation Park, Brunswick, 14 miles away
Fran's Place Restaurant, Brunswick, 14 miles away
 Marinas Near Fort Frederica National Monument:
Jekyll Harbor Marina, Jekyll Island , 7 miles away
Brunswick Landing Marina, Brunswick , 8 miles away
Two-Way Fish Camp, Brunswick , 11 miles away
Hickory Bluff Marina, Waverly , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Fort Frederica National Monument:
Home2 Suites By Hilton St Simons Island, Saint Simons Island , 1 miles away
Jekyll Island Club Resort Historic Hotels Of America, Jekyll Island , 1 miles away
Ocean Inn And Suites, Saint Simons Island , 1 miles away
The King And Prince Resort, Saint Simons Island , 1 miles away
Sea Gate Inn, Saint Simons Island , 1 miles away
Best Western Plus St. Simons, Saint Simons Island , 1 miles away
The Inn At Sea Island, Saint Simons Island , 1 miles away
 Beaches Near Fort Frederica National Monument:
Sea Island Beach, Glynn County , 3 miles away
Saint Andrew Beach, Glynn County , 9 miles away
Nanny Goat Beach, McIntosh County , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fort Frederica National Monument:
Cumberland Island National Seashore, Saint Marys - GA , 27 miles away
Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve, Jacksonville - FL , 49 miles away
Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah - GA , 58 miles away
Crooked River State Park, Georgia , 22 miles away
Fort Clinch State Park, Florida , 28 miles away
Big Talbot Island State Park, Florida , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fort Frederica National Monument:
Sea Palms Golf And Tennis Resort, Saint Simons Island , 3 miles away
Jekyll Island Golf Course, Jekyll Island , 6 miles away
Hampton Golf Club, Saint Simons Island , 7 miles away
Coastal Pines Golf Club, Brunswick , 10 miles away
Golf Club At Sanctuary Cove, Waverly , 14 miles away

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