Video280 years ago, the colonial government in Port Royal conceded to the settlers’ demands for a new fort for protection from a Spanish incursion. Although its original mission was short-lived, in 1863...
Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick
A crumbling Colonial fort becomes the foundation for Emancipation Day. Nine historians and archaeologists follow Fort Frederick's lineage as it becomes the birthplace of Reconstruction.
A History of Fort Frederick | Digital Shorts
Fort Frederick Archaeology | Digital Shorts
VideoAn overview of the archaeological excavations at Fort Frederick.
Fort Frederick Tabby Restoration | Digital Shorts
VideoTabby was the concrete of 18th century coastal Carolina. Making tabby is nearly a lost art, but is kept alive today by a master craftsman.
SCDNR Public Outreach | Digital Shorts
VideoEngaging the public in archaeology around South Carolina is a key mission for SCDNR and archaeologists everywhere.
Fort Frederick, Chapter 1
VideoPort Royal Sound has unique characteristics that make it the epicenter for some of the most important events in American History. Fort Frederick saw its share. An archaeological survey begins.
Fort Frederick, Chapter 2
VideoAncient American Indians were the first occupiers of Port Royal. The plan for a large archaeological expedition are finalized.
Fort Frederick, Chapter 3
VideoThe Colonials arrive in Port Royal and the Crown allocates funds for a fort.
Fort Frederick, Chapter 4
VideoTime has degraded the tabby walls of the old fort. A master craftsman has the right recipe for restoration.
Fort Frederick, Chapter 5
VideoThe fort holds clues to the lives of the enslaved men, women and children who built the South.
Fort Frederick, Chapter 6
VideoWar and emancipation. The Port Royal Experiment begins.