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Fort Mose Historic State Park

 About Fort Mose Historic State Park

Front door view of the visitor center at Fort Mose.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Warren Poplin

Welcome to Fort Mose Historic State Park!

Fall is here and the weather at Fort Mose is perfect for enjoying the scenic beauty and important history of this site. Join us on October 25th for our Flight to Freedom: The Black Seminoles event to learn about escaped slaves that became members of Native American societies and their contribution to Florida's unique history. The event is free and open to the public. In addition, come learn about the Bastion Wall project that the CSO, the Fort Mose Historical Society, is currently working on. Visit the CSO’s website here for more information: http://www.fortmose.org/. Please contact Pete Scalco at (904) 823-2232 or Peter.M.Scalco@dep.state.fl.us to set up a tour, a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Fort Mose is also looking for volunteers to help administer the museum, maintain the grounds, and provide engaging interpretive programs for our visitors. Please call the office at (904) 823-2232 for more information on volunteering, intepretive programs, special events, park policies, or if you require assistance prior to your visit.

DESIGNATIONS

The Great Florida Birding Trail Logo Greenways and Trails Designated Site Logo

GETTING HERE

From St. Augustine: From downtown St. Augustine, drive north on A1A. At the carousel (you read it correctly), continue straight north on San Marco. (A1A turns right towards Vilano Beach. Don't go that way.) San Marco merges with Hwy 1. Shortly after the merge, look for a bronze statue on the right and a sign for Fort Mose. Turn right on Fort Mose Trail. Fort Mose Trail dead ends into Fort Mose picnic area and parking lot.
OR: From Hwy 1 in St. Augustine, drive north past Hwy 16. Look for a bronze statue on the right and a sign for Fort Mose. Turn right on Fort Mose Trail. Fort Mose Trail dead ends into Fort Mose picnic area and parking lot.

From Jacksonville: Drive south on Hwy 1. Turn left on Fort Mose Trail. (If you pass Hwy 16 you've missed Fort Mose Trail.) Fort Mose Trail dead ends into Fort Mose picnic area and parking lot.

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