Friends of Fort Frederica News

Founded in 2017, Friends of Fort Frederica is off to a busy and exciting start. Read below to keep up with news about the Fort, the Friends group, and press on both!

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Students learn from NPS archaeologist on site at Fort Frederica this summer.

Students learn from NPS archaeologist on site at Fort Frederica this summer.

Archaeology Summer Camp 2018

We have reintroduced interactive archaeology to the public and, most importantly, to kids! In the summer of 2018 the Friends sponsored a two week archaeology summer camp. The camps educated over 32 children from across the country on cultural resource preservation and the world of the individuals who once inhabited Frederica.

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did you know?

In 2018, the archaeology program, with support from the Friends of Fort Frederica, uncovered over 100 anomalies that require further investigation. The public was invited to be involved with all aspects of the process from screening to digging to analysis. Just this year over 180 individuals volunteered to assist with the excavations. They revealed unrecorded clay and tabby floors, plantation era warehouses, and even storage pits dating back to 600 AD from the Indigenous inhabitants of Saint Simons.

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Friends of Fort Frederica formed

At the launch of the Friends group in November of 2017, Coastal Illustrated published an account of the occasion. Read it here!