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Fort Fremont

1126 State Rd S-7-45, Lands End Road, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920
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The last of the Endicott Style Forts

The Fort was intended to stop Spanish Ships during the Spanish American War. Ft Fremont protected... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fkates
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Beaufort, South Carolina
Hidden Gem

This is a hidden gem. It is a long ride down a tree lined road and then you come to this fort... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
AnnWIU
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Salem, Massachusetts
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1126 State Rd S-7-45, Lands End Road, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fort was intended to stop Spanish Ships during the Spanish American War. Ft Fremont protected Parris Island which was a fueling coaling station . The Maine stopped there on the way to Cuba. The Beaufort River was mined to stop ships. The fort had...More

Thank fkates
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a hidden gem. It is a long ride down a tree lined road and then you come to this fort... You get to walk through the fort. What a great find.

Thank AnnWIU
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Pretty interesting historical site. Off the beaten path. Not an attended site, just offers multiple signs as to what you are looking at.

Thank mike h
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My husband and I visited Fort Fremont on the fourth Saturday of February. There is a free guided tour on the fourth Saturday of every month starting at 10:30am in the St. Helena Island Library. The Friends of Fort Fremont (FFF) volunteer their time to...More

Thank LMHNewJersey
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Very good history with the batteries. Glad to see information about each battery. Do wish they would do something about the graffiti. Remember flash light. On the far end is a beach access.

Thank Callaway1979
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The concrete fortress is located off the beaten track but definitely worth a visit. The landscape is somewhat maintained but other than that the place has been allowed to slowly deteriorate. YOU WILL NEED A FLASHLIGHT to see inside the many rooms. There is no...More

Thank Alaska_Bulldawg
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Visited in off season so no bugs! No people either. Not a soul to be found, some hurricane damage in area has mostly been cleaned up. Some signage in front of each ruin helps identify and explain some of the buildings. Some areas are quite...More

Thank whogie
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I felt the place is beautiful. I was just a little disappointed that each structure was not labeled with what it was or how each structure was used. Also, we tried to find the portion of the original hospital. I think we found it, but...More

Thank donnahffman
IslandWebwitch, Manager at Fort Fremont, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2016

Thank you for your comment. We hope you will visit again when you are in the area. This fall, we have added several descriptive signs. And the groundbreaking for our new Visitors Interpretive Center is promised for 2017. Please see our website for more information.

Reviewed 4 December 2016

Had never heard of this fort, found it on Trip Advisor. So glad we did. Different than any fort we've ever been to. Well maintained with a beautiful stretch of beach in front of it. Great for walking and learning.

Thank carol j
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Although we went on a sunny afternoon, the out-of-the-way location, the ruins overgrown with vegetation and the eerie silence gave us a spooky experience. This fort was built in the 1890's but the present, poor condition makes you feel as if you're at an ancient...More

Thank Judy T
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wolflady1991
is there a cost to get in?
11 March 2015|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
No cost. This site is not active with guides. It's open with few signs. Suggest doing history on net before seeing it for better understanding the Fort.
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