Basic Information

From I-95, heading North from Florida/Georgia border, take Exit 29. At end of ramp, turn right on Route 17 North. Follow Route 17 North, over the Sidney Lanier Bridge, to the intersection of F.J. Torras causeway. You will have to merge into the right hand turn lane before actually getting to the intersection. Take causeway over to Saint Simons Island. At end of causeway, get in left lane,and loop around, go to traffic light. Travel straight through light on Sea Island Road. Follow Sea Island Road to Frederica Road. At light, turn left onto Frederica. Follow Frederica to small traffic circle (roundabout). Take second exit at traffic circle (still on Frederica Road). Travel approximately 1 mile to entrance of park. It is on left, across the street from Wesley United Methodist Church.

From I-95, heading South from Savannah/South Carolina, take Exit 38. At end of ramp, turn left onto Golden Isles Parkway/Spur 25. Follow Parkway to Route 17 South. Turn right onto Glynn Ave (Route 17) and get in left lane as soon as possible. Follow Route 17 to F.J. Torres Causeway intersection. Turn left at light. Take causeway over to Saint Simons Island. At end of causeway, get in left lane,and loop around, go to traffic light. Travel straight through light on Sea Island Road. Follow Sea Island Road to Frederica Road. At light, turn left onto Frederica. Follow Frederica to small traffic circle (roundabout). Take second exit at traffic circle (still on Frederica Road). Travel approximately 1 mile to entrance of park. It is on left, across the street from Wesley United Methodist Church.

From the west, travel to I-95 and follow directions for north/south I-95 exits

From Pier Village area on Saint Simons Island: Turn left at light at the intersection of Mallery St and Kings Way. Follow Kings Way to traffic light. Turn right onto Frederica Road. At large traffic circle, take second exit and continue on Frederica Road. Follow Frederica to small traffic circle. Take second exit, continue on Frederica for approximately 1 mile to entrance to park. It is on the left, across the street from Wesley United Methodist Church.

The Bloody Marsh unit of the park is located on Old Demere Road, near the Saint Simons Island airport.


 
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Fort Frederica National Monument no longer charges entrance fees. It is a fee-free park. We are unable to sell any of the series of passes, such as the annual America the Beautiful pass or the Senior pass, and we are unable to give out the Access pass or Military pass. If you are traveling through the area and need to purchase a pass, passes are often available at Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah, Cumberland Island National Seashore in St. Marys, Georgia, and the Castillo De San Marcos National Monument in St. Augustine, Florida.





















 

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Start your tour of Ft. Frederica National Monument in the visitor center. Pick up orientation information at the desk, get your passport stamped, view the park film in the theater, look at the museum exhibits, try on colonial clothes, play colonial games, inquire about junior ranger programs, and shop in the Fort Frederica Association bookstore.

Newly remodeled restrooms are located across the breezeway, and down the hallway, from the entrance to the visitor center.
 
Mossy Oaks

Walk beneath the moss-draped live oaks and use your imagination as you explore the archeological remains of Fort Frederica; once a thriving British town and fort founded in 1736 by General James Edward Oglethorpe to defend the northern colonies against Spanish attack.

It is approximately a 1/4 mile walk down Broad Street from the visitor center to the Fort. The pathway is flat and mostly covered with grass. If staff is available, golf cart tours can be arranged for visitors with mobility impairements. There is also a wheelchair available for use. Bikes are not permitted in the historic area.

Depending on the season, Frederica is home to a variety of biting insects: sand gnats, ticks, flies, mosquitos and chiggers. Plan to bring insect repellent.

Also, Coastal Georgia experiences high heat and humidity during the late spring, summer and early fall. For your health and safety, please remember to stay hydrated.

 

Last updated: May 15, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Fort Frederica National Monument
6515 Frederica Rd.

St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Phone:

(912) 638-3639 x107

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