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Castillo by Candlelight: The Mose Story

Presented by Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and Fort Mose Historic State Park and Fort Mose Historical Society at Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine FL

Feb 17 2018
Castillo by Candlelight: The Mose Story

“Castillo by Candlelight: The Mose Story” tells the important story of Fort Mose, the first legally established free African settlement in the United States, from its founding to its vital role in turning the tide of the 1740 siege on St. Augustine.

In honor of the important African American heritage of this community, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will host a special evening event made possible through a partnership with the Fort Mose Historical Society and the Florida Park Service.

In this special partnership, 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

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Nonrefundable tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and go on sale two weeks prior to the event. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the ticket booth or over the phone by calling (904) 829-6506 ext. 239 between 9 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Space is limited. The cost is $10 per adult ages 16 and up, $5 per child ages 5 to 15, and children under 5 free. For questions, please call (904) 829-6506 ext. 233.



Contact: 904-829-6506

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Additional time info:

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time so that your guide can gather your group and your tour can begin on time.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Castillo de San Marcos

1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32084

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