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Fort Mose

Saint Augustine, FL
904 823 2232
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: This fort is the first sanctioned settlement of black people in the U.S.
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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279 reviews 279 reviews
58 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
83 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Richmond, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Excellent place to visit especially for history buffs. Enjoyed the self guided tour, and expert staff members.

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Palm Coast, Fl
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Went during an event where they had people dressed in period dress who were very informative and interesting. Learned many things about Florida that was not taught in public schools. The grounds are gorgeous and very tranquil and relaxing. Take a walk along the wood bridges to over see the intercoastal waterway. Although it is off the beaten path and... More

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Riverview, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We went on a Wednesday as the website stated it was closed on Tuesdays. Well, the visitor center was closed on Wednesday, too. So, we walked around the short boardwalk and read the signs with interesting history. Took about 15 minutes. There is no fort to see ... just marshlands where a fort probably once stood.

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East Palatka, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

If you are into America's history, this is a great place to cache in on. The site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what is now the United States. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy the beautiful area. Be sure to bring your camera and grab some photos.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This was mentioned on the Trolley Tours of Saint Augustine. I had to check it out. My Girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed it, and the best part is it's free

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