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Fort Mose

15 Fort Mose Trl, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1165
+1 904-823-2232
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Just OK

Nice for a walk, good view of marshland and marsh wildlife. No admission charge. Just not a whole... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
St. Augustine, Florida
4 Stars for Info 2 for Experience

This was such a 'bait & switch" experience. When you read about Ft Mose online, you can't wait to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This fort is the first sanctioned settlement of black people in the U.S.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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15 Fort Mose Trl, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1165
+1 904-823-2232
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice for a walk, good view of marshland and marsh wildlife. No admission charge. Just not a whole lot to do.

Thank MissMouse1928
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a 'bait & switch" experience. When you read about Ft Mose online, you can't wait to get there. You're so desperate to see tangible evidence of Black Historical. areas intact. However, when you get there you find plenty of placards with great...More

Thank Singittou
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Fort Mose Museum goes way beyond the usual few words about Fort Mose, which usually simply describe it as the first sanctioned settlement of AfricanAmerican freedmen in the United States. The history is far deeper than that. The connections between St.Helena Island and other barrier...More

1  Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed 17 July 2017

From what I had been reading online I was expecting a much larger area. That being said it did provide a substantial amount of information on the fort, most of which was new to me.

Thank Villagomez_vm
Reviewed 29 June 2017

As an educator, I cannot believe that I just found out about the first underground railroad: Ft. Mose. The group that I was with were all educators and they were unaware also.This history should be part of the educational curriculum nationwide! Of course, King Phillip...More

2  Thank Katie8200
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I tried two times to go there and when I arrived found it closed both times. I did not see any information about days or hours closed in any of the tourist literature I saw. I am a historian and have read a great deal...More

Thank slp135
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Little know facts about our history and way of life in the early years of colonization. Crucial in the free black history of Florida

Thank 89Jerry1950
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Since the fort was wooden, nothing remains. Try to coordinate your visit with a reenactment event. (Happens often - contact them for when.) The place is HIGHLY significant in black history, being the first officially-sanctioned black community in continental U.S. The museum is small but...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We were strongly encouraged to visit this museum while in St.Augustine. Here you will have the opportunity to interact as you are educated on hidden African American history. There is a small fee ($2.00 pp). My only disappointment is that this is not mentioned nor...More

Thank Deneen W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A great little historic park tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown St Augustine. Ft Mose is a well kept piece of local history with an elevated walkway over the marsh and also has a dock for kayaks and canoes. Some great bird...More

Thank jagppixx
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