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Fort Mose Historic State Park

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Fort Moses Historical State Park is a few miles off the road on Fort Moses Trail. The park is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St. Augustine, Florida
Historical Insight

Before visiting this site we had know idea what Fort Mose was. Excellent sign boards were quite... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Poinciana, Florida
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This fort is the first sanctioned settlement of black people in the U.S.
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15 Fort Mose Trl, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1165
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Moses Historical State Park is a few miles off the road on Fort Moses Trail. The park is lovely, and the small museum a delight. Most importantly though, this is an amazing chance to learn about an incredible piece of American history...not yet in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Before visiting this site we had know idea what Fort Mose was. Excellent sign boards were quite helpful in explaining its history. On a separate note, the area is a good birdwatching site as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We have been coming to Saint Augustine for 8 years, and I have always wanted to visit Fort Mose. Most people don’t know that the first Underground Railroad traveled south, from the Carolinas to Florida. This is the first free African American settlement in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Annette T
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The park is a nature lover's delight with a lot of history thrown in! Go, walk the decking and your will love it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MarynMikeS
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Small venue, huge historical significance, this stop only takes less than an hour and great dog walk. Lots of history

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

The history of this area is absolutely fascinating and inspiring. Please go learn about this hidden gem. The museum was well done and super educational. We saw bald eagles, ospreys, roseate spoonbill,red fish, woodstorks, and much more!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

There is a $2 fee to get into the building but you can walk around and go and set by the marsh have a lunch and there's lots of things to read on the outside. It is not a fort per se in today time......More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

the museum or tour part was closed when we went. so we explored the trail and enjoyed the sites. it was peaceful

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank erintroy98
Reviewed May 30, 2018

This small, but VERY informative State museaum is just north of the city gate and tells the very important story of Black life in Spanish American. You probably don't know this story, but you should. Go!!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Charles N
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This state park provides insight into a part of history that has been hidden from view. It is truly amazing. The short version is African slaves from the English colonies from the North would escape to Florida. The Spanish welcomed the escaped slaves and allowed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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