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Address: 1126 State Rd S-7-45, Lands End Road, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920
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Hidden Gem

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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AnnWIU
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Salem, Massachusetts

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Salem, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Medina, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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New Jersey
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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 give their guests a wonderful 40 min executive overview PowerPoint presentation at the nearby library,... More 

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Thank LMHNewJersey
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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125 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 one on site and there is no charge to visit.

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Buckhorn, Canada
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92 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 precarious - keep little kids near you at all times. You can learn more about... More 

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Thank whogie
Alma, West Virginia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 I would have liked that structure to have been marked better.

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Thank donnahffman
IslandWebwitch, Manager at Fort Fremont, responded to this review

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. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

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Burlington, Canada
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107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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 Mayan site. Just beyond the ruins is the ocean and a lovely beach to which... More 

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Thank Judy T
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is an interesting place to visit. We mostly use it for access to the beach on the river but It's got some historical appeal. Built for protection during the Spanish American war but never really used. No saftey railings so keep a close eye on your kids

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