Last Saturday Living History Program is a monthly event held at Fort Mose Historic State Park. Fort Mose is the site of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, the first legaly sanctioned, free African settlement in what is now the U.S. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered Fort Mose as a settlement for those fleeing slavery from the English colonies in the Carolinas. Over the next 25 years, Fort Mose and the Spanish Saint Augustine became a sancturay for Africans seeking liberation from the tyranny of English slavery. The Last Saturday Living History Program interprets the story of the residents of this historically significant site using first person interpretation and living history demonstrations. The Last Saturday Living History Program uses historical research to develop fictional characters portrayed during this demonstration. The characters serve as a way to interpret the establishment of Fort Mose to the public in a meaningful and personal way.
The Last Saturday Living History Days serve to interpret the story of these freedom seekers and highlights one of the earliest sites associated with the UGRR.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: Fort Mose Historic State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St Augustine, St Johns, 32084
Contact Information: 904-823-2232 (main phone)
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Paul Crawford
Location Type: Program
Freedom Seekers: Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose