Permits & Reservations

Fort Frederica National Monument is home to beautiful cultural and natural settings which are ideal venues for a variety of special activities such as special events, wedding ceremonies, and film and photography projects.

Most special events and activities held in the park require a special use permit, issued only after the National Park Service (NPS) determines that the activities involved will not impair park values and resources. Please note that there are usage limits for the number of people for any special activity.

Special instructions are listed on the application form, which is located on the bottom of this page. Please read carefully. A completed application must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $50 in the form of a personal check, cashier's check or money order made payable to National Park Service.
Return completed applications to:

Fort Frederica National Monument
Attn: Special Use Permits
6515 Frederica Rd
Saint Simons Island, Ga 31522

Special Events

A special use permit is required for activities that provide a benefit to an individual, group, or organization rather than the public at large and that require some degree of management from the National Park Service to protect park resources and the public interest. Some examples of special events that require permits are:

  • non-competitive sporting events
  • public spectator attractions
  • festivals
  • concerts
  • ceremonies
  • cultural programs


A photography/filming permit is required for any filming or photography involving models, sets, or props. An application form is on the bottom of this page. Please return to the address listed above with the appropriate application fee.


Many of the park's settings are ideally suited for small, informal weddings. All weddings require an approved wedding special use permit.

First Amendment Activities

Freedom of speech, press, religion, and assembly are constitutional rights. However, the courts have recognized that activities associated with the exercise of these rights may be reasonably regulated to protect park resources. Therefore, all first amendment activities require special use permits and the NPS may regulate the time, place, and manner in which they are conducted. Examples of activities that require permits are: distribution and/or sale of printed matter, religious services, public demonstrations, or assemblies.

Miscellaneous Activities

Other activities may require permits if there is the potential for interference with visitor use, congestion of a highly visited area, or possible impact on park resources.


For more information on special use permits, please call the Administrative Office at (912) 638-3639 ex.102


Last updated: May 12, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Fort Frederica National Monument
6515 Frederica Rd.

St. Simons Island, GA 31522


(912) 638-3639 x107

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