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Fort Mose - Accessible Amenities

Fort Mose Historic State Park is committed to providing a variety of accessible amenities to all of its visitors.

These amenities include:

•     Visitor Center
•     Audio, visual and tactile exhibits 
•     Assistive listening devices
•     Manual wheelchair
•     Videos with closed/open caption
•     Picnic pavilion with table, grill and trash receptacle
•     Boardwalk
•     Sign language interpretor
•     Large print Florida Park Service publications

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Fort Mose - Birding

Fort Mose's open spaces and two wheelchair accessible boardwalks provide ideal wildlife viewing opportunities for coastal shorebirds and birds of prey. The park has one manual wheelchair available during the visitor center operating hours on a first come first served basis.

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Fort Mose - Canoeing and Kayaking

The floating boardwalk platform on the water directly to the East of the museum provides a useful area to launch canoes and kayaks or tie up for the day's activities. Note that it is on a tributary and high tide will be necessary to use it.

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Fort Mose - Family Reunions

Fort Mose is an ideal location to hold your special event. The park offers a gorgeous waterfront shaded backyard with towering oaks and pine trees for plenty of shade and beautiful photos, easy access for caterers and air-conditioned restrooms. The park is conveniently located near all the Saint Augustine activities including attractions, historical sites, churches, lodging and restaurants. Please call the park for more information at (904) 823-2232.

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Fort Mose - Geo-Seeking

Geocaching is an outdoor game using hand-held global positioning systems (GPS) devices. It's effectively an inexpensive, interactive, high-tech treasure hunt that's a great way to learn geography. Participants use location coordinates to find caches. Some caches are easy to find; others are more difficult. The biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place where you have never been. Geocaching should have minimal impact to the environment and conscientious land use ethics should be followed.

The Operation Recreation GeoTour hosted by Geocaching.com, stretches from Pensacola to Key West and includes 71 of the First Three Time National Gold Medal Award Winning Florida State Parks and Trails. Visit 20 caches and win the Official Operation Recreation Geocoin. Download and print the Official Tracking Sheet to begin your adventure. Remember to cache and save with unlimited entry for a year with the Florida State Parks Annual Pass.

The Florida Park Service is proud to announce it has launched the Operation Recreation Kids GeoTour. Look inside Operation Recreation GeoTour geocaches for one of six possible Nature Cards. Every cache has one of six species. Record the name of the Florida State Park where you first find each of the six species on the Kids Official Tracking Sheet. Find all six species and win the ORGT Kids GeoTour Geocoin!

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Fort Mose - Historic Site

Come appreciate the extremely important yet relatively unknown story of Fort Mose, the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what would become the United States. Learn about the residents of Mose, who were former slaves to emancipated themselves from plantations in the Carolinas and Georgia during British rule, and how they lived day to day life in the first stop of the Underground Railroad. Watch the movie in the museum's classroom, browse interactive exhibits including archaeological artifacts and maps, and discuss the complex and compelling story with the ranger on duty.

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Fort Mose - Interpretive Exhibit

Fort Mose features wheelchair accessible interpretive visual signage along the park's main boardwalk and both visual and tactile signage along the sidewalk leading to the visitor center. This signage interprets both the cultural and the natural resources that may be found within the park. The park has one manual wheelchair available during the visitor center operating hours on a first come first served basis.

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Fort Mose - Museum

Fort Mose's accessible museum features interactive audio, video and tactile stations as well as paintings, historic maps, archaeological artifacts and hands-on learning. Audio tours are available with assisted listening devices, several exhibits feature Braille font and a large print museum guide is available. The park has one manual wheelchair available during the visitor center operating hours on a first come first served basis.

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Fort Mose - Parking

Fort Mose Historic State Park features a parking area near the main boardwalk, with two accessible parking spots. These two accessible parking spots have sidewalk access to the picnic pavilion. Two additional accessible parking spots are located near the visitor center. The overall parking capacity, within these two parking areas, is 26 spots.

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Fort Mose - Pets

Fort Mose's boardwalks provide an excellent environment for pets, along with a large area of open space behind the museum. Please keep pets on a hand held leash, at all times, no longer than 6 feet. Please be courteous to other enjoying the park by cleaning up all pet waste. Service animals are welcome inside the visitor center.

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Fort Mose - Picnic Pavilion

Fort Mose features two picnic areas - one is the sheltered accessible picnic pavilion near the main boardwalk complete with a large  accessible picnic table, accessible grill, and accessible trash cans. The other is directly behind the visitor center and can accommodate a larger crowd with ten tables, two of which are accessible. This picnic area is not under a roof but features an oak canopy to provide shade. The park has one manual wheelchair available during the visitor center's operating hours, on a first come first served basis.

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Fort Mose - Restroom Facilities

The Fort Mose museum features air-conditioned wheelchair accessible restroom facilities in the visitor center's lobby. The restrooms are available during the visitor center's operating hours.

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Fort Mose - Tours

Group tours of the Fort Mose museum and grounds are available. To increase access to our tours the park has one manual wheelchair and a dozen I-Pods with assisted listening device capabilities providing an audio tour available during the visitor center operating hours on a first come first served basis. Sign language interpreters are also available by reservation with advanced notice. Simply call the park office at (904) 823-2232 to schedule a tour.

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Fort Mose - Visitor Center

Fort Mose's wheelchair accessible visitor center includes the park's administrative office, a class room with a film depicting the story of Fort Mose, restrooms and a museum exhibit.

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Fort Mose - Water Fountain Potable Water

The Fort Mose visitor center has an accessible drinking fountain for public use, in the main lobby.

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Fort Mose - Weddings

Fort Mose is an ideal location to hold your special event. The park offers a gorgeous waterfront shaded backyard with towering oaks and pine trees for plenty of shade and beautiful photos, easy access for caterers and air-conditioned restrooms. The park is conveniently located near all the Saint Augustine activities including attractions, historical sites, churches, lodging and restaurants. Please call the park for more information at (904) 823-2232.

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Fort Mose - Wheelchair Accessible

Fort Mose's main boardwalk, museum/visitor center, and restrooms are fully wheelchair accessible. The park has one manual wheelchair available during the visitor center's normal operating hours on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Fort Mose - Wildlife Viewing

Fort Mose's open spaces and two boardwalks provide ideal wildlife viewing opportunities for coastal shorebirds and birds of prey.