Fort Frederica National Monument | TOURING FORT FREDERICA

Remains of Fort Frederica

Remains of Fort Frederica

Visitors to Fort Frederica National Monument can join a Ranger-guided tour of the Frederica townsite and fort or explore the park on their own. Information about the site can be found in a free park brochure available at the Visitor Center and on information panels located throughout the park. Furthermore, Rangers and volunteers are stationed at the Visitor Center and may be out walking the park grounds, so feel free to ask them any questions you might have.

A paved path begins at the back of the Visitor Center and leads to the site of the original town gates. From there you walk along a wide, grass avenue through the excavated town site of Frederica and to the ruins of the fort’s powder magazine. The grounds are well maintained and very picturesque, with trees draped in Spanish Moss doting the area as one would expect from a south Georgia island. The terrain is flat and the walk is very enjoyable on a sunny day when the temperature has not yet reached critical level. Benches line the tour path and make for a nice place to sit and relax. A self-guided tour of the grounds covers roughly one mile and takes no longer than an hour. A Ranger-guided tours covers only a quarter mile and takes 30-45 minutes, so there is still plenty to explore on your own after the tour.

Grounds of Fort Frederica National Monument

Grounds of Fort Frederica National Monument

Fort Frederica National Monument is comprised of the actual fort, plus the town that grew up around it. What remains today are a few excavated sites of former homes and businesses, the ruins of the fort’s powder magazine that was positioned along the Frederica River, a section of the military barracks, and a few graves in a town cemetery.

For detailed information on the three main areas of Fort Frederica, see the following web pages here on National Park Planner.

Frederica Town Site

Fort Frederica Military Sites

Frederica Cemetery

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Last updated on April 5, 2022
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