Fort Mose Historical Society

Black History

St. Augustine proves why the African American story is one of our nation’s greatest strengths.

Tour of Fort Mose Established in 1738, this was the first free black settlement in the United States. Slaves from the British colonies up north followed the original “Underground Railroad,” which headed not to the north, but south, to the Spanish colony of Florida and Fort Mose. The settlement of Garcia Real de Santa Theresa de Mose, also referred to as Mose, was inhabited by former slaves, many of West African origin, who escaped from Georgia and the Carolinas between 1738 and 1763.

Black History Walking Tour
featuring Historic Civil Rights and Black Heritage offering a guided walking tour of significant historical sites in St. Augustine where over 400 years of African American History lives. A visit to St. Augustine would be incomplete without exploring the rich African American Heritage that changed our Nation's history and inspired the world.

Duration: 5 hours ($45.00 per person)

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