The Forgotten History
Fort Mose
African-American Community of Freedom

What is Fort Mose?

More than 300 years ago, Africans escaped from enslavement in the British colony of Carolina. They fled southward toward Spanish St. Augustine. Through courage, persistence and ingenuity, they gained their freedom. Aligning with the Spanish, they formed the first Underground Railroad, the first black militia and the first free black settlement in what is now the United States.

Calendar of Events

1st Saturday Militia

Saturday Musket Training – Every first Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Learn About the Fort Mose Community

Interested in helping us perserve this wonderful treasure for generations to come - come volunteer with us!

Fort Mose Women
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Become a Member!

Join us! YOU can become a part of the Fort Mose story. Your membership supports our living history, restoration and preservation projects!

Museum Hours & Fees

Fort Mose Museum Front

Come See Our Incredible Museum!
Rated 'Certificate of Excellence' by Tripadvisor

Special Thanks to all our Sponsors, Partners & Volunteers!

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