Centuries old conflict decided on St. Simons Island.

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. Read More

Color Drawing of Fort Frederica in 1742

Artist Conception of Fort Frederica

Explore the stories of Frederica's Past: the people, places, and events that make this site special.

Picture of the Bloody Marsh Site featuring the Colonial Dames Monument

Bloody Marsh is a Battle Memorial

The Bloody Marsh Unit is a memorial to the military actions that took place in 1742.

Image of the film's title shot

View GIS Story Map

View Fort Frederica's new GIS Story Map, that tells the story of Frederica through it's archaeology.

A picture of some ceramics and a wine bottle

A Selection of Objects in our Collection

Explore the actual objects used by the soldiers and townsfolk of Frederica.

Image of school bus

Field Trip Information

Information on group reservations, park programs, and facilities.

Last updated: July 26, 2019

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Mailing Address:

Fort Frederica National Monument
6515 Frederica Rd.

St. Simons Island, GA 31522


(912) 638-3630

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