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Castillo by Candlelight – The Mose Story

Join us at the Castillo de San Marcos on Saturday, February 24, 2024 for Castillo by Candlelight – The Mose Story.  This special evening event is in honor of the important African American heritage of this community. Made possible through a partnership with the Fort Mose Historical Society and the Florida Park Service.

Volunteers bring to life the important legacy of Fort Mose, 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 them to owners in the English colonies to the north.  Meet Governor Montiano and hear his reasons for establishing this important settlement.  Learn how Fort Mose and its’ militia played a critical role in turning the tide of the 1740 British siege on St. Augustine.

Tour Information
Programs|tours last approximately 40 minutes each.  Tours depart from the ticket booth at 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7:00pm, 7:15pm, 7:30pm and 7:45pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour time.

Ticket Information:
*Non-refundable | available on a first come, first served basis.
*To purchase tickets in advance, call 904-663-2812.
*When leaving messages, please include a name, the number of adults and children in your party, and a number at which to return your call.
*Reserved tickets must be paid for in person on the day of the event no later than 15 minutes before the start of your tour or the reservation will be cancelled. The tickets will then be made available for purchase.
*Day-of tickets will ONLY be available at our Fee Booth, not by phone.

Cost: $15.00 – Adults ages 16+ | $5.00 – Children ages 6-15 | Free – Children 5 and under.

Image used is from Castillo Facebook.


February 24
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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Castillo de San Marcos
1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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