Fort Mose Historic State Park

St. Augustine
15 Fort Mose Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Visitor Center at Fort Mose Historic State Park
Re-enactor protraying Francisco Menendez at annual Flight to Freedom event
Re-enactors at annual Flight to Freedom event
Re-enactors firing weapons at annual Flight to Freedom event - February
Historic Garden at Fort Mose Historic State Park
New Museum Opened 2011
Re-enactors at the Battle of Bloody Mose
Re-enactor at Battle of Bloody Mose
Cook chosa at Fort Mose Historic State Park
Attraction Venues
Birding & Wildlife Viewing
Historic Sites
Parks & Nature Trails

What You Need To Know

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.

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  • Activities
    • Birding
    • Children's Programs
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • Amenities
    • Guided Tours
    • Parking
    • Self-Guided Tours
  • Facility Amenities
    • ADA Compliant
    • Bus/Motorcoach Parking
    • Family-Friendly
    • Pet-Friendly
    • Picnic Area
    • Restrooms
  • General Information
    • Dates Closed: Visitor's Center is Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
    • Hours: Park is open 8:00am to Sunset, Visitor's Center is Open from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
    • Open Year-Round
  • Payment Methods
    • Discover
    • MasterCard
    • Personal Checks
    • Travelers Checks
    • Visa
  • Time to Experience
    • 2 - 3 hours