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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

February recognizes Black History Month, so take some time to visit Fort Mose, the first free black settlement in the United States, and reflect on its important history. On February 14th, attend the Flight to Freedom, a scaled-down reenactment of the perilous journey enslaved Africans made in search of freedom in Spanish Florida.  On the way to a new life, the freedom seekers would have met certain people that would either pose a threat to their freedom or prove to be an ally.  Come meet these people and make it to the end where you will become a Spanish citizen in the city of St. Augustine! Please see the “Event” tab for more detail.

Looking to get more involved? Join the Fort Mose Historical Society at http://www.fortmose.org or volunteer in the following areas: museum, grounds, special events, and interpretive programs. Please call the office at (904) 823-2232 for more information on volunteering, interpretive 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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