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.
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.
Fort Frederick, Chapter 1
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.
Fort Frederick, Chapter 7
VideoThe enslaved are freed. Old Fort Frederick becomes the site of one of the most important moments in American history. Quotations from historians featured in this segment include: "Miss Laura Towne...
Fort Frederick, Chapter 8
VideoArchaeology at Fort Frederick reaches full speed as the public is engaged in the project.
Fort Frederick, Chapter 9
VideoThe crumbling tabby of Fort Frederick will stand for another generation, now as a focus of Beaufort’s Reconstruction Era National Park.
A History of Fort Frederick | Digital Shorts
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...