Colonial Game Night at Fort Frederica-Fox and Geese
Contact: Ellen Strojan, 912-638-3639
The National Park Service at Fort Frederica National Monument is pleased to announce the details of an upcoming program designed to highlight colonial board games there were once played in taverns throughout Frederica.
On Saturday, November 15th at 7 pm, join a park ranger to learn how to play the colonial game of Fox and Geese. This game was a popular peg game that dates back to the 14th century. On the edge of the colonial frontier life could be both exciting and mundane. Games like Fox and Geese were played to connect with neighbors, as well as, earn a little extra spending money. After the rules are explained the remainder of the evening will be spent playing the game and discussing the gamble the settlers took leaving their secure homes in England to establish the town of Frederica.
Fort Frederica National Monument is located at 6515 Frederica Road on
Background: Fort Frederica National Monument is one of America’s national parks. Established in 1936 and dedicated in 1947, the park preserves the incredibly rich archaeological remains of one of Great Britain’s strongest forts in the colony of Georgia. It was on
Did You Know?
More than half the total acreage of Fort Frederica National Monument is marshland. In 18th century Georgia, people refered to marshy areas as "savannahs". Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia