The Accord Civil Rights Museum opened July 2014 in the Lincolnville neighborhood on Bridge Street, just two blocks from downtown St. Augustine.
The museum houses a collection of items from the civil rights movement in St. Augustine and shows photos of Dr. Martin Luther King when he stayed in St. Augustine in the 1960s. Dr. Robert Hayling, a civil rights activist, had his dental practice in the building, the first medical office in the city with an integrated waiting room, according to museum chairwoman Elizabeth Duncan. It was also the place where strategic meetings with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were held.
The Civil Rights Museum in St. Augustine is open by appointment only until further notice.
Take a free, self-guided tour of the ACCORD Freedom Trail, covering 31 historic sites, by picking up a brochure and map at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center on San Marco Avenue. Dial 904-335-3002 to take advantage of the free audio tour, available 24/7.
79 Bridge Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Fort Mose Historic State Park is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what is now the United States. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered the settlement of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, or Fort Mose for short, as a settlement for those fleeing slavery from the English colonies in the Carolinas. Over the next 25 years, Fort Mose and Spanish Saint Augustine became a sanctuary for Africans seeking liberation from the tyranny of English slavery.
For half a century, visitors to St. Augustine have made the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Visitor Information Center their first stop upon arriving in the Nation’s Oldest City. Commonly known as the “VIC,” the center offers information on special and cultural events, brochures and guidebooks for the area's attractions, clean restrooms, a gift shop. The VIC is staffed with friendly fully licensed tour guide hosts who gladly share information on attractions, museums, tours, accommodations, restaurants and unique shopping opportunities. The VIC is where a St. Augustine vacation begins, whether you plan to stay a day, a weekend or longer.