15 Fort Mose Trail
FLIGHT TO FREEDOM AT FORT MOSE HISTORIC STATE PARK –Follow the journey of freedom seekers to Spanish St. Augustine from South Carolina– The first documented escaped slaves arrived in Saint Augustine in 1687. From 1687 through the end of the First Spanish Period in 1763, freedom seekers in ever increasing numbers made the dangerous and arduous journey from the rice and indigo plantations in coastal South Carolina to the sanctity of Spanish Florida by the granting of freedom according to Carlos II’s Royal Proclamation of 1693. Flight to Freedom tells the story of their journey. Participants will learn about the Spanish, African, and Native American food traditions and culture from guest speakers and demonstrators. Demonstrations by the Fort Mose militia. Musket and cannon demonstrations. This event is provided by Fort Mose Historic State Park, The Fort Mose Historical Society, Florida Living History and The Florida Humanities Council.