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Fort Mose

15 Fort Mose Trl, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1165
+1 904-823-2232
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Fort Mose

I tried two times to go there and when I arrived found it closed both times. I did not see any... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Valrico, Florida
An absolute must for the history buff

Little know facts about our history and way of life in the early years of colonization. Crucial in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
St. Augustine, Florida
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This fort is the first sanctioned settlement of black people in the U.S.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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15 Fort Mose Trl, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1165
+1 904-823-2232
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I tried two times to go there and when I arrived found it closed both times. I did not see any information about days or hours closed in any of the tourist literature I saw. I am a historian and have read a great deal...More

Thank slp135
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Little know facts about our history and way of life in the early years of colonization. Crucial in the free black history of Florida

Thank 89Jerry1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since the fort was wooden, nothing remains. Try to coordinate your visit with a reenactment event. (Happens often - contact them for when.) The place is HIGHLY significant in black history, being the first officially-sanctioned black community in continental U.S. The museum is small but...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were strongly encouraged to visit this museum while in St.Augustine. Here you will have the opportunity to interact as you are educated on hidden African American history. There is a small fee ($2.00 pp). My only disappointment is that this is not mentioned nor...More

Thank Deneen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great little historic park tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown St Augustine. Ft Mose is a well kept piece of local history with an elevated walkway over the marsh and also has a dock for kayaks and canoes. Some great bird...More

Thank jagppixx
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Haven't been inside the museum yet, but signs along the sidewalk tell a story most Americans will never know. Also a nice place to overlook the river basin and coastal flora.

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This state park brings to light a southern branch of the "Underground Railroad", where escaped slaves were welcomed and accepted into the St.Augustine community. They were given the Fort Mose area to live in, in exchange for their assistance in the defense of the city.

Thank Donald J
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We visit St.Augustine all of the time but had not yet visited Fort Mose. We didn't spend very much time here but enjoyed learning a little bit more history on the area and a walk out on the board walk. Saw a couple of crabs...More

Thank AmberAtTheZoo
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Really enjoyed visiting here and finding out about some part of history that I had no idea about. It ties in with the fort in St. Augustine and would be best to visit here first then there.

Thank nelix_ca
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We actually kayaked to Fort Mose!! What a great visitors center, interpretive, with a short film explaining the role of Florida in the early history of slavery. The ranger was very helpful, they had a picnic area and a view of the marshes to do...More

Thank Katfwilson
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