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Castillo by Candlelight: The Mose Story

In honor of the important African American heritage of this community, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will host a special evening event on Saturday, February 22, 2020.  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 wanting 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.

Programs are approximately 40 minutes each. Departure times from ticket booth: 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7:00pm, 7:15pm, 7:30pm, and 7:45pm

Tickets: $15 per adult ages 16 and up / $5 per child ages 5 to 15 / Free children under 5.

Tickets can be reserved in advance only by calling (904) 829-6506, ext. 239 between 9:00am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  On sale 2 weeks prior. Non-refundable. Available on first come, fist served basis.

Venue

Castillo de San Marcos
1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Website:
https://www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm