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Address: Saint Augustine, FL
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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A Fort Not to Be Forgotten

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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English first
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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32 attraction reviews
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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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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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34 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Turns out the first trail to freedom for slaves went south to Spanish Florida. As a non-Floridian, I had no idea about this piece of American history. The video and exhibit at the visitors center is geared toward 4th graders studying Florida history (apparently a big source of visitors) but is still worth the $2 admission.

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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We really enjoyed speaking with the park ranger. This man knows his forts. Our son studied this fort in forth grade, so we were excited to come here. He also spoke on Fort Mose in his Tropicana Speech in 5th grade. We have been to the other forts in the area. This one will be better when it is built... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Located 2 mi north of old St Augustine is Fort Mose. It's story compliments the old city fort, and tells how Spanish slaves were different than the English slaves (Carolina slaves), and how they were important to St Augustine. Simple but very well done exhibits, and only $2!

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Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Everyone should visit this placed while in St. Augustine! So much rich history!! They have a short video as well has a museum with artifacs and photos. There is a pier that overlooks the site of the original fort.

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Curitiba, Brazil
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59 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The attraction gathers, under the same roof, a cute museum and the Fort Mose grounds. Together, they tell visitors an intriguing, noble chapter of the American history when St Augustine was still ruled by the Spanish Crown. For American, and even foreigners, this a must-see attraction.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Until coming here, I never knew about the oldest community of free African-Americans in North America, and how the Spanish provided a haven for them in return for their service. What a fascinating and important story!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We first went during the week on a day it was closed. Came back on a Friday. What a nice park! The museum inside was extremely detailed, highlighting Florida’s unique African and Native American history. We did the Pirate Museum, Fountain of Youth Archaeological park and the Lighthouse. LAMP. LAMP and Ft. Mose were the best. Unreal! Cant be missed!... More 

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