LOCATION: St. Augustine

Fort Mose Historic State Park

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  • 15 Fort Mose Trail
  • St. Augustine, Florida 32084
  • Local Phone: 904-823-2232
  • Fax: 904-823-2233

The first free African settlement in North America and a premier site on the Florida Black Heritage trail. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered Fort Mose as a settlement for freed Africans who had fled slavery in the British Carolinas. When Spain ceded Florida to Britain in 1763, the inhabitants of Fort Mose migrated to Cuba. Although nothing remains of the fort, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 for its importance in American history.