Fort Frederica is a National Monument on St Simons Island on the Georgia coast.
The fort was strategically built to protect the southern border of British occupied territory in South Carolina from the Spanish occupying Florida to the south.
The state of Georgia was "debatable land", and was the buffer zone between the two countries vying for expansion in the new country.
There is plenty of historical information on the official website for you history buffs, and plenty more can be had if your Google-Fu is strong.
The current park is very well maintained by the National Park Service, with vast lawns beneath towering live oak trees. Spanish Moss hangs everywhere and provides great photo opportunities.
We were lucky enough to see dolphin doing lazy loops while feeding in the river not more than fifteen feet from the cannons, definitely an unexpected treat.
There is no entry fee, and there is a well-staffed visitor center and gift shop with an educational movie that’s worth the time if you do visit.
We wouldn’t rank Fort Frederica National Monument as a destination unless you’re a serious history buff, but if you’re within striking distance it’s a good way to spend an hour or two.

Fort Frederica National Monument

Fort Frederica National Monument
The mandatory sign shot

Broad Street

Broad Street at Fort Frederica National Monument
They sure had modern signs back in the 1700s

Wispy Clouds

Wispy Clouds at Fort Frederica National Monument
The spanish moss sure lights up at the right angle

Cluster Bombs

Cluster Bombs at Fort Frederica National Monument
Looking up into the spanish moss

Welcome Signs

Welcome Signs at Fort Frederica National Monument
This is how they kept the Spanish away

Fort Remains

Fort Remains
Remains of Fort Frederica

Wide Expanse

Wide Expanse at Fort Frederica National Monument
The National Park Service does a good job of stopping Mother Nature from reclaiming the area quickly.

Down The Street

Down The Street
One of many streets at Fort Frederica

Love The Live Oaks

Love The Live Oaks at Fort Frederica National Monument
The long arms of the live oaks always make great photos

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