We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 15 Fort Mose Trl, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1165
Phone Number: 904 823 2232
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 53 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
No actual Fort but Great Historical Site!

All I can say is that the history and especially the black history was excellent. The video presentation at the beginning was very informative and we recommend watching it and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KMD41
,
Atlanta, Georgia
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 53: English reviews
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
104 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All I can say is that the history and especially the black history was excellent. The video presentation at the beginning was very informative and we recommend watching it and then touring the visitor center. We walked out to both lookout points and it was nice. The park ranger was very nice and told us that in the next two... More 

Helpful?
Thank KMD41
Clearwater, Florida
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Ice111
Alapaha, Georgia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank Jason O
Douglas, Georgia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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

Helpful?
1 Thank bears31533
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank honest316
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank sweetsista100
Level Contributor
6 reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank Nizmo1980
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
232 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Gary1836
Tyler, Texas
Level Contributor
190 reviews
70 attraction reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank Pat K
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank travelinggal47

Travelers who viewed Fort Mose also viewed

 

Been to Fort Mose? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fort Mose staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?