Fort Mose Historic State Park has a beautiful new view! Several dedicated volunteers worked together on National Public Lands’ Day and removed overgrown vegetation that was blocking the view from the observation bench located behind the Visitor Center. This work project provided the park visitors with a much needed panoramic view of the salt marsh and Baya Creek. Please, enjoy a visit as the...
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Fort Mose Historic State Park
Welcome to Fort Mose Historic State Park
Fort Mose Historic State Park is a 40-acre waterfront historic site complete with picnic areas, one observation and birding boardwalk, one kayak launch boardwalk (conditional on tides), a visitor center and museum. The park offers many educational opportunities, particularly for visitors interested in history or wildlife viewing. Those inclined towards history will enjoy the interactive museum that tells the complete story of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what would become the United States. Although there are no remains of the earth and wooden structures, visitors can still view the land where the settlement once stood. Visitors interested in birding will enjoy ample viewing opportunities for species such as the Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, and White Ibis.