Fort Mose Historic State Park, Saint Augustine, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida| Map |
Fort Mose Historic State Park has the honorable distinction of being the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what would become the United States. Those fleeing slavery in the mid-1700s found much needed sanctuary in this progressive settlement. The historically and socially significant site was even named a precursor to the Underground Railroad by the National Park Service in 2009. However, the entire Fort Mose population was forced to immigrate to Cuba when Britain gained control of the colony, leaving no remains of the once bustling community. Today, visitors can appreciate the site, which was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. The newly constructed visitors center and museum are also perfect for learning more about this critical juncture in US history. After a full day of history, families can relax, enjoy a picnic in the nearby park and admire the surrounding marshland.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The Fort Mose Historic State Park Museum is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, however the grounds are still available to visitors.
Address: Saint Augustine, Florida| Map
Phone: 904 823 2232
Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am - sundown More Info
Price: Admission (6+): $2, Children under 6: Free More Info