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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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Hidden History

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Gabrielle L
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Jacksonville, Florida
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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 61 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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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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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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Address: 15 Fort Mose Trail, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904 823 2232
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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