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Koreshan State Historic Site

3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL , 33928
239-992-0311 |

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About Koreshan State Historic Site


Estero is home to one of Southwest Florida's most historic landmarks, the Koreshan State Historic Site. The parkland, which includes historic buildings, guided tours, camping and picnic areas, is off Corkscrew Road and is open at 8 a.m. daily. For information and fees, call 239-992-0311. Koreshan State Historic Site, a nationally recognized historical site, was originally settled in the late 1800s as a utopian community. The site offers RV and tent camping, canoeing on the Estero River, a playground and nature trails. Rangers lead tours at 10 a.m Saturdays and Sundays. Anyone interested in a visit can explore much of the Koreshan site in a morning. At left is the Victorian bridge to Monkey Puzzle Island. As a historical note, here is a passage from the park manager taken from the facility's Web site: "Cyrus Reed Teed (brought) 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." As to amenities: "Today, visitors can fish, picnic, boat, and hike where Teeds visionaries once carried out survey experiments to prove the horizon on the beaches of Lee County curves upward. A boat ramp and canoe rentals are available."


Day Business Hours
Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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