Koreshan State Historic Site


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Koreshan State Historic Site


Location:At the intersection of US 41 and Corkscrew Road at Estero.
Facilities:60 full-facility wooded campsites, picnic area, playground, trails, interpretive exhibits, boat ramp, restrooms (é).
Activities:Camping, canoeing/kayaking, freshwater fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, guided tours.
Special Features:In 1894, Cyrus Reed Teed brought his followers to Estero to build New Jerusalem for his faith, Koreshanity. The colony, known as Koreshan Unity, believed that the entire universe existed within a giant, hollow sphere. After Teed's death the colony began fading, and in 1961 the last four members deeded the land to the state.
Address:PO Box 7
Estero, FL 33928

Phone:239-992-0311
Fax:239-992-1607
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/koreshan
Size: 163 acres land; 0.5 acres water.

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Florida: Koreshan State Historic Site is hosting its annual Antique Engine Show on Saturday, March 16 through Sunday March 17.
There's more history ahead: Upcoming projects include the arts center at the Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero and the old railway depot in Venice.