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

This fort is the first sanctioned settlement of black people in the U.S.

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Small but interesting museum and interesting boardwalk

The museum is very nice, and there is a movie that had a lot of information on the fort and settlement. The boardwalk is over the marsh and goes out to where the rise that the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ice111
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is very nice, and there is a movie that had a lot of information on the fort and settlement. The boardwalk is over the marsh and goes out to where the rise that the fort was on can be seen. We went to the boardwalk first and then cooled down in the museum, but the movie shows where... More 

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Alapaha, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to Florida to retrace the events of The War of Jenkin's Ear and Fort Mose (Mo-say) was a great place to start. The main building held numerous exhibits and some even provided interactive features.

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Douglas, Georgia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you love history, check it out. you can learn so much in coming here. kids will love it. plus it teaches them history

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is actually a state park so you can actually see where the fort once stood. If you don't want to pay to see the museum there is plenty outside around the facility to educate yourself about what this place was all about. Plan on an hour minimum but no more that two hours.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I know most of the visitors to Fort Mose are school children but my husband and I came to Florida just for this purpose. It was enlightening and saddening at the same time. So much information. It was very spiritual, for he and I. We spent a lot of time on the moor just looking and absorbing.

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Thank sweetsista100
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Our vacation home is within bicycling distance to Fort Mose. Every morning my 7 year old son loves to ride to the Fort. Great scenery and tons of history very little to no crowd. Stop by if you are in the area. Probably not worth a trip if you have to travel a great distance.

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Austin, Texas
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106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

You will not see a fort here as all remnants of the fort have been destroyed and only archaeologists have located where the two forts were (about 1/2 mile from the center through the swamp. By the way, the name Mose is not pronounced as it looks in English, but is pronounced as it was in Spanish moh-say'. During a... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

There is nothing left of the fort but the history was very good. Only $2 admission. There is a short film and then a small museum which was done extremely well. It's a short drive from downtown St. Augustine.

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Thank Pat K
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Small, easy to wander around park on north side of city. Lots of history on early settlers. Walkway out to water. When we visited there in February, there was an eagle nest visible from walkway with several young birds in the nest. Also, there were a number of blue heron nests. It was amazing to see those large birds building... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This site does not appear to be on the usual "tourist" route - more the pity. Fort Mose was a settlement of African Americans, who if they reached the fort, converted to Catholicism, & served in the militia, were granted their freedom. Thus it became the first site of a free African American community in the late 1700's. The grounds... More 

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