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Fort Mose Historic State Park

15 Fort Mose Trl, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1165
+1 904-823-2232
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trail was nice

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

Reviewed June 15, 2018
erintroy98
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St. Augustine, Florida
Strong recommendation to visit and learn

This small, but VERY informative State museaum is just north of the city gate and tells the very... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Charles N
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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This fort is the first sanctioned settlement of black people in the U.S.
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  • Average11%
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15 Fort Mose Trl, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1165
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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

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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!!!

Thank Charles N
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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

1  Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

This is a great little museum of a very important time in our history. The museum itself is rather hard to find (don't blink or you'll miss the sign) but well worth the trip - and it's only $2 for admission. I loved the 40...More

Thank ggleofamily
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Though we have made many trips to St. Augustine over the years, we had never gone to the Fort Mose site. This year we decided to give it a try. The historic site is great. The employees are knowledgeable and friendly and if you time...More

1  Thank dtevans2003
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

There is not a fort site any longer but there are nice signs talking about the Fort and the African Americans that manned it. There is a new visitors center but it was closed when we were there. There are two walkways you can walk...More

Thank Marcia P
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

A small, but very well executed national park site dedicated to the free black community at Mose. A short film and a series of displays are most enlightening.

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

Good directional signage, however, don't let the small entrance road fool you. Their is an interperative walk from the parking area to the visitor center. The visitor center is small but modern and very interactive with colorful, and interesting interactive displays telling a the fantastic...More

Thank Zephyr_Travel
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Such a simple park yet so quaint. This is the real Florida. Kind of cool out to see any gators when we where there but that didn't stop us from looking for them.

Thank william h
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

We went to the museum and were delighted to find out there were tours that day in which volunteers dressed up in period costume and enacted various personas for the tour of the entire grounds, including a brief presentation of cooking and eating at that...More

Thank Seasoned L
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