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Castillo by Candlelight: Stories of Fort Mose

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Castillo by Candlelight

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will host a special evening event commemorating the African American heritage through the eyes of a Freedom Seeker escaping to St. Augustine and Fort Mose. This event is made possible through a partnership with the Fort Mose Historical Society and the Florida Park Service.

Volunteers bring to life the important legacy of Fort Mose as the first legally sanctioned, free African settlement in what would become the United States.  Follow the dangerous journey of a Freedom Seeker escaping from a life in slavery to a new life of freedom in Spanish Florida. Overhear the conversations of people met along the way – some hoping to help the Freedom Seeker, others hoping to return the slave to owners in the English colonies to the north. Meet Governor Montiano and hear his reasons for establishing this important settlement, and learn how Fort Mose and its militia played a critical role in turning the tide of the 1740 British siege on St. Augustine.

Tours are available every half hour from 6:00pm-8:30pm. Space is limited! Tickets may be purchased in advance at the ticket booth or over the phone by calling (904) 829-6506, ext. 239 between 9am and 3pm, Monday through Friday.

Ticket Prices
Adult ages 16 and up      $10
Children ages 5 to 15      $ 5
Children under 5             Free


Castillo de San Marcos
1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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