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Address: 15 Fort Mose Trail, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904 823 2232
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Description: This fort is the first sanctioned settlement of black people in the U.S.

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We decided to go explore and ended up touring here. It was amazing to hear that this was the sight of the first free black settlement. This is a small sight but contained lots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you go don't expect much. There is a small museum that tells the story of the fort. Other than that there is s boardwalk that goes 3 tenths of a mile into the marsh and ends looking out where the fort was. There are no remains to be seen.

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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We decided to go explore and ended up touring here. It was amazing to hear that this was the sight of the first free black settlement. This is a small sight but contained lots of interesting insite into how they came to this location and type of life they led in the undeveloped florida wilds.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great history lesson. I had no knowledge of this battle in history. And here I thought I knew it all. LOL I'd never been to a battle reenactment before, so I count myself lucky to have visited this state park on a day they were reenacting the 1740 "Battle of Bloody Mose" between the British and Spanish Militia. Other than... More 

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St.Augustine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Went to see the Spanish/English battle reenactment. This is a special event held this time of the year. The Soldiers were dressed in uniforms of the period. There were cannon, blunderbuss, and musket firings. The Spanish once again defeated the British and Saint Augustine was saved for about the 225 time. This was a major battle in the war of... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you enjoy history you should go to Fort Mose. The scenery is beautiful, especially the Spanish moss that was in the trees. We took hundreds of pictures. The St. Augustine area is so beautiful and full of history. You learn something new each time you visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

When you visit St. Augustine, the Castillo of San Marco can't help but capture your attention. To the north of the city, however, lies Fort Mose (pronounced Mo-zay). This fort is a very important piece of history... the first free black settlement. There is a charming little museum which brings individuals to life, so you can see and hear how... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I thought it was ok, the video seemed old and could have been a little more detailed with more facts but at least the exhibit was updated and interactive. Overall an okay experience for the price.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I didnt know about Fort Mose and the free black history until we visited Fort Mose. Just a few miles north of town, and not on the original site of Fort Mose there is a small museum that describes the history of the slaves who escaped to Spanish Florida. Do walk around out to the viewpoints to see the marshlands... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A crucial part of history for St. Augustine, America and the history buff. Very nice facility and grounds that will amaze you on the authenticity of the facilities and attractions. Take a stroll around the park and pier over the water and wet lands. Pet friendly, fun and interesting for everyone. JM

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Fort Mose may be a bit off the beaten path but it is a very worthwhile trip. Learning the history of the first underground railroad long before the one that went north is a history treasure trove. If you are lucky enough to go on a weekend when the reenactment characters bring the history alive even more it is an... More 

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