Castillo by Candlelight – The Mose Story
Join us at the Castillo de San Marcos on Friday, February 24, 2023 for Castillo by Candlelight – The Mose Story. This special evening event is in honor of the important African American heritage of this community. 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, 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 wanting to help the Freedom Seeker, others hoping to return them to owners in the English colonies to the north. Meet Governor Montiano and hear his reasons for establishing this important settlement. Learn how Fort Mose and its’ militia played a critical role in turning the tide of the 1740 British siege on St. Augustine.
Programs/tours last approximately 40 minutes each. Tours depart from the ticket booth at 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7:00pm, 7:15pm, 7:30pm and 7:45pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour time.
Ticket Information: Non-refundable | available on a first come, first served basis. On sale two weeks prior to the event. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.recreation.gov and search for “Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Tours”. Tickets will only be available on day/evening of event at ticket booth.
Cost: $15.00 – Adults ages 16+ | $5.00 – Children ages 6-15 | Free – Children 5 and under.
Questions – please call 904-829-6506. ext. 233.
Image used is from Castillo Facebook.