Flight to Freedom

St. Augustine
Dates
Repeats daily from February 8, 2018 until February 10, 2018
10:00am
15 Fort Mose Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32084

What You Need To Know

Many people do not know that the first underground railroad in the United States 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 from Florida Living History, in partnership with Fort Mose Historic State Park and the Fort Mose Historical Society, offer visitors an opportunity to look back and glimpse the journey of the people fleeing slavery. Part of Florida Living History's 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. The event is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Admission to the heritage event is free, but there is a museum admission fee of $2. Admission for youth ages 5 and under is free. 

Dates

Full List of Dates

ThursdayFebruary 8, 2018
FridayFebruary 9, 2018
SaturdayFebruary 10, 2018
  • Amenities
    • Free
Short Event Display
February 8, 2018 - February 10, 2018