Event is Free. There is a $2 admission per person into the Visitor Center / Museum. Children under 6 are Free.
Many people do not know that the first underground railroad in the U.S. didn't head north, it headed south to Florida. Slaves fleeing slavery in the Carolinas and Georgia often headed to the fortified town of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, now known as Fort Mose, in search of freedom.
Volunteers, The Fort Mose Historical Society, offer visitors an opportunity to look back and glimpse the journey of the people fleeing slavery. Part of educational initiatives for black history month, the annual Flight to Freedom heritage event includes "Freedom Trail" guided tours, colonial Spanish military demonstrations and period culinary demonstrations.
Annual Flight to Freedom event highlights Florida's role as sanctuary for fleeing slaves.