5. Fort Fremont
Travel back in time to the 1890’s and the Spanish American War with a docent led tour at Fort Fremont on the fourth Saturday of every month. These tours are FREE and open to the public. On your tour you will learn its history, see a scale of how it stood in 1898 and meander through the site of the once state-of-the-art facility.
Constructed in 1898 in response to the Spanish threat, the fort’s main responsibility was to defend the coaling station and dry dock at the Port Royal Naval Station on Parris Island. Origi-nally consisting of 170 acres, very little of the comprehensive military village remains. The two concrete batteries you can visit today are only a small portion of what stood there. In addition to the batteries, only the brick hospital survives as a private residence, which is on the tour. To the north toward Beaufort stands the Fremont campus composed of barracks, a mess hall, PX, of-ficer and NCO quarters, administrative and engineering buildings and stables.
For more information and to arrange your tour call the St. Helena Library at 843-255-6486.