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Address: 15 Fort Mose Trl, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1165
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+1 904-823-2232
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09:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
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This fort is the first sanctioned settlement of black people in the U.S.

This fort is the first sanctioned settlement of black people in the U.S.

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Fort Mose

A nice fort! Can take all ages. A museum and also a film. Can have a picnic here also. They have bathrooms.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Karen G
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Franklin, Georgia
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Franklin, Georgia
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37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice fort! Can take all ages. A museum and also a film. Can have a picnic here also. They have bathrooms.

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Thank Karen G
newyork
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64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled on this site- thought it was just another fort. really good introduction to black history that we NYers didnt know anythong about.. Ranger Carl was very knowledgeable and helpful- even ssuggested a great seafood reaturant. Definitely worth a visit. On rt 1 north of St Auguastine north of 312..

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Thank seniorcruiser
USA
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site was mentioned in the interpretative information at Castillo de San Marcos, but not its location and how close and easy it was to find form downtown St. Augustine. When we saw the reference we remembered that it was a site we had read about shortly before in a New York Times travel article on African-American history sites--we had... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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294 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was overly excited to visit the Fort. I was in town for a few days and they are not open on Tuesday or Wednesday. I made it a point to stop by on Thursday morning before leaving St. Augustine so I could check out the visitor center. The entry fee to the center is $2 but it is worth... More 

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Thank Charmain D
Orlando, Florida
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132 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a part of local black history that only came to the public attention about twenty years ago. I lived in the area in the 1950's through 1970's and this history site was not on the radar They have done a great job to bring it to the public. The fort is no longer there they say there maybe... More 

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Thank Tom R
St. Augustine, Florida
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Yesterday I visited Fort Mose to check out the boardwalk and panoramic view as a potential place to paint. I have visited several times before, but never during this wonderful annual event. The Flight to Freedom is an event staged every year in February to tell the story of the building of Fort Mose as a place where slaves and... More 

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Thank Addmarya
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

There is not a lot to see here its just a small museum with a movie and there isn't even a fort to see

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Thank Blacktre
St. Augustine, Florida
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164 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

1st time to visit. I was pleasantly surprised. Excellent exhibition in history. This is geared for children and adults as well. If you are here and want to know about Saint Augustine's history, this is a must-stop. It completely ties into everything about Saint Augustine Florida. As a local I totally recommend.

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St. Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a smaller state park, but it still packs in the beauty! Ft. Mose is a free park, unless you would like to visit their information center, in which case it will be 2.00$. The fee is well worth it! Very informative and friendly park rangers are ready and willing to help with anything you need. Wear your walking... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Fort Mose is located off the main drag but is totally worth the extra effort to visit. The park itself is free to enter and sports natural grounds with excellent signage depicting the history of Fort Mose. There are also 2 boardwalks and picnic tables. The Park Rangers are super knowledgeable and love your questions too! There is a small... More 

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