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.

Excavations of Calwell house during the 1950's
Georgia Archeology Month

May is Archeology Month in Georgia and we are going to celebrate by providing an indepth look into the world that is Archeology.

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View GIS Story Map

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

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A Selection of Objects in our Collection

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

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Field Trip Information

Information on group reservations, park programs, and facilities.

Last updated: March 17, 2023

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Fort Frederica National Monument
6515 Frederica Rd.

St. Simons Island, GA 31522


912 638-3639 x107

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