“religious home of Koreshanity”
Visit Koreshan State Historic Site, throughout its history, Florida has welcomed pioneers of all kinds. Cyrus Reed Teed was probably the most unusual, bringing followers to Estero in 1894 to build New Jerusalem for his new faith, Koreshanity. The colony, known as the Koreshan Unity, believed that the entire universe existed within a giant, hollow sphere. The colony began fading after Teed´s death in 1908, and in 1961 the last four members deeded the land to the state. Today, visitors can fish, picnic, boat, and hike where Teed´s visionaries once carried out survey experiments to prove the horizon on the beaches of Collier County curves upward. A boat ramp and canoe rentals are available. Visitors can take self-guided tours of the settlement or a ranger-guided tour. For overnight stays, the park has a full-facility campground. Campers can enjoy campfire programs every Saturday night from January through March.
If you like exploring historic places and learn about their background then you should visit Koreshan Cult State Park.
There is always something for everyone to do. Very educational for all ages. There are museums and guided tours which are very informative.
The park also contains playgrounds, picnic areas to sit and enjoy a home made meal and clean restrooms.
While you walk, you can listen to a variety of birds singing at the wooden environment and you can even stop for fishing!
Great escape for the whole family!!!
Lots of activities here: camping, trails, kayaking, playgrounds, tours. A cool location for a photoshoot. Lots of cool old building and fields.
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Koreshan State Historic Site
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