Up and down the east coast there are a variety of historic attractions worth seeing. It’s no different in the Golden Isles of Georgia, where you’ll enjoy quaint, historic towns, and sites like the Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Georgia was once at the center of a battle for control between Spanish and British troops. In the 1700s, this historic monument marked the southern boundary of the former Colony of Georgia and protected it from Spanish raids from the south.
Today, these historic lands are a protected archeological site maintained by the National Park Service. There’s plenty to explore at the Fort Frederica National Monument, along with ranger-led tours and soldier/colonial life programs. We highly recommend you take some time to explore St. Simons Island, and the rest of the beautiful Golden Isles, while you’re here visiting us at our Georgia Bed and Breakfast.
This winter, when the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller, is the perfect time to plan that getaway you’ve been thinking of. Book your trip to the Horse Stamp Inn, a luxury Bed and Breakfast on Georgia’s coast!
The History of Fort Frederica National Monument
The first town to be built in the Georgia colony was Savannah in 1733. Just a few years later, the second town of Fort Frederica was built by James Oglethorpe to protect the southern boundary of the colony. The Fort started as a small village but soon grew to a sizable and thriving community of 500+. Ultimately, Fort Frederica proved to be a valuable asset, when the Spanish and British forces clashed in a battle in 1742. Fort Frederica’s forces proved victorious in what is now knows as the Battle of Bloody Marsh, thus ensuring Georgia would succeed as a colony under British control.
You can still visit the Battle of Bloody Marsh site on St. Simons Island. Thanks to the success of the outnumbered troops, the fortification at the former Fort Frederica National Monument was no longer needed to secure Georgia’s future as a colony. It was disbanded in 1749.
Start your trip to Fort Frederica National Monument by watching their “History Uncovered” film. It lasts for 23 minutes and starts every 30 minutes between the hours of 9 – 5. Afterward, enjoy a self-guided journey through the archeological field and visit the museum, which houses various objects and artifacts from the Fort Frederica era. There are also events scheduled at the Fort year-round, including the upcoming African-American History Festival on February 29, 2020, and the Colonial Days Living History Festival on March 21, 2020.
Stay in Luxury at the Horse Stamp Inn
Choosing a place to stay is an important consideration when planning a getaway. Many people flock to Georgia’s coast during the winter to escape bitter cold wintry weather. Weather in Georgia at this time of year is pleasantly mild, ranging in the mid-upper 60s and sunny most of the time. If upscale accommodations and personalized service are important to you, then you’ll want to stay at the Horse Stamp Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Our luxury guest rooms offer luxurious Park Place collection King–sized beds, Comphy linens, feather bed tops, and plenty of cozy pillows to sink into at the end of the day. Our decor is timeless and classic farmhouse decor and comes standard with modern luxury amenities. You’ll enjoy the casual yet elegant feel of our Inn, and we’ll take care of the small details so you can focus on enjoying your time here.
The best part about staying with us, apart from the accommodations and our unbeatable hospitality, is that we’re only a short drive away from the Golden Isles of St. Simons Island, Little St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Sea Island, along with the coastal town of Brunswick. When you want to get away for the day and play, the Georgia coast is at your fingertips! Come stay with us for a few days this winter, and experience life in this coastal paradise. Book your room at our Georgia Bed and Breakfast today!