November 15, 2014
HARVEST TIME AT FORT MOSE
Fort Mose Historic State Park
Date: November 15, 2014, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
In the fall of 1738, the 100 free Blacks of the newly established Pueblo de Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose celebrated their first harvest and feast of Thanksgiving. The families living at Fort Mose in 1738 had planted vegetables such as pumpkins, squashes, gourdes, beans, lentils and corn. They had also planted fruit trees such as sweet and sour oranges, lemons, figs and persimmons. Many of these crops remain stables of family farms in Saint Johns, Putnam, Clay and Flagler counties even to this day. This event celebrates the emergence of America’s unique culture and traditions from its African, Native American and European roots as Americans in 2014 prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving on November 27, 2014.
Fees: Regular park entry fees apply
Contact: Contact park for more information.
Directions: From St. Augustine: From downtown St. Augustine, drive north on A1A. At the carousel (you read it correctly), continue straight north on San Marco. (A1A turns right towards Vilano Beach. Don't go that way.) San Marco merges with Hwy 1. Shortly after the merge, look for a bronze statue on the right and a sign for Fort Mose. Turn right on Fort Mose Trail. Fort Mose Trail dead ends into Fort Mose picnic area and parking lot.
OR: From Hwy 1 in St. Augustine, drive north past Hwy 16. Look for a bronze statue on the right and a sign for Fort Mose. Turn right on Fort Mose Trail. Fort Mose Trail dead ends into Fort Mose picnic area and parking lot.
From Jacksonville: Drive south on Hwy 1. Turn left on Fort Mose Trail. (If you pass Hwy 16 you've missed Fort Mose Trail.) Fort Mose Trail dead ends into Fort Mose picnic area and parking lot.