Summer Hours Expand at Fort Frederica National Monument
Contact: Mary Beth Wester, 912-638-3639
Contact: Jon Burpee, 912-638-3639
The National Park Service is pleased to announce new expanded hours at Fort Frederica National Monument during the summer of 2009 until Labor Day. The extended hours allow visitors to spend more time exploring their colonial past and also experience a unique time of day at this historic site.
Starting Sunday, July 5th, the new hours of operation will extend an extra hour from 9 am until 6 pm from Sunday through Friday. On Saturdays the hours of operation will be from 9 am until 9 pm. Saturday evenings at 8:15 program, the ranger staff will present programs entitled “Sunset on the Fort” that will focus on the period of Frederica’s ‘sunset’ years. These years from 1742-1758 saw Frederica slide from active, hopeful settlement to an almost abandoned town. The program will take place at the fort and allow visitors to witness a sunset over those famous Marshes of Glynn while they learn about a lesser-known period of Frederica’s history.
According to Fort Frederica Superintendent Mary Beth Wester, “It is our goal to provide visitors with as much access to Frederica and its place in history. We are thrilled to offer these opportunities to connect with Georgia’s colonial past.”
Visitors interested in attending the Sunsets on the Fort programs are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs on which to sit.
Park entrance fees will be charged.
Did You Know?
Frederica's barracks also served as a jail for prisoners of war and at least one prisoner of conscience: Christian Priber, a missonary who urged southeastern natives to become independant of the British government. Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia