Fort Mose State Park

Fort Mose Historic State Park is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what is now the United States. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered the settlement of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, or Fort Mose for short, as a settlement for those fleeing slavery from the English colonies in the Carolinas. Over the next 25 years, Fort Mose and Spanish Saint Augustine became a sanctuary for Africans seeking liberation from the tyranny of English slavery.

Although there are no remains of the earth and wooden structures, visitors can still view the land where the settlement once stood. Stroll down the sundrenched boardwalk and imagine life in the eighteenth century. Learn more about the story of Fort Mose in our newly constructed visitor center and museum or explore the grounds and view one of the many exhibits available.

Hours: Thursday – Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm, closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Cost: $2.00 per person, children under 6 are admitted free.
Location: 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Phone: (904) 823-2232
Website: www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose

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Black Heritage Carriage Tour

Come experience a journey through our city’s African American heritage. The St. Augustine Horse & Carriage Company offers fully narrated tours through the streets of historic St. Augustine. Your guide will take you through the Spanish period and the free black community of Fort Mose to the protests and demonstrations of the Civil Rights Movement.

Call 904.540.1332 to book a tour today!

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Freedom Road I, LLC

Freedom Road provides specific “niche market” tours that are uncompromisng,
direct, and inclusive of Native Americans settling the New World, Africans
and Italians as both free and slaved builders of the foundation of American,
Hispanic, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian Explorers, European
Immigration-Plantation (Chattel) Owners System vs. Spanish Slave System
(Indentured Servants). These tours start around the 15th century with Freed Black Mariners and
Militia men, includes the Carolina’s, Georgia, and Florida pre-immigration,
but includes South Carolina and Georgia where the first shots of the
American Revolution were fired in Savannah and leads down through Florida.
These stories and tours include the southern route of the Underground
Railroad headed south to Spanish Florida and the Gullah-Geechee Cultural
Heritage Corridor.

“It is no disgrace to be or have been a slave, but it is a disgrace to still
have a slave mentatality…and there is a big difference.”

Call 904.540.1332 to book a tour today!

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