Fort Mose's inhabitants were mainly runaway black slaves from the
British colonies of South Carolina and Georgia, who escaped to freedom to Spanish,
Florida in small groups at least as early as 1687. The Spanish Governors of Florida
established Fort Mose in 1738, abandoned it in 1740, but reestablished the fort
at a nearby site in 1752. In defending their freedom and Spanish Florida in the
middle decades of the 18th century, the black inhabitants of Fort Mose played
a significant role in the geopolitical conflicts between Britain and Spain in
The Fort Mose Historic State Park is open to the public. Visitors can still view the land where the settlement once stood, although there are no remains of the earth and woodon structures. Visitors can visit the newly constructed visitor center and museum or explore the ground and view the many exhibits avaliable. You can visit Fort Mose Historic State Park's website here.