The Lower Gulf Coast Sights

Koreshan State Historic Site

  • 3800 Corkscrew Rd. Map It
  • Estero
  • Historic District/Site

Published 09/17/2015

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Tour one of Florida's quirkier chapters from the past. Named for a religious cult that was active at the turn of the 20th century, Koreshan preserves a dozen structures where the group practiced arts, worshipped a male-female divinity, and created its own branch of science called cosmogony, which claimed the universe existed within a giant hollow sphere. The cult floundered when leader Cyrus Reed Teed died in 1908, and in 1961 the four remaining members deeded the property to the state. Rangers and volunteers lead tours and demonstrations, and the grounds are lovely for picnicking and camping. Canoeists paddle the Estero River, fringed by a forest of exotic vegetation the Koreshans planted.

Sight Information


3800 Corkscrew Rd., at U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail), Estero, Florida, 33928, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5 per vehicle with up to 8 passengers; $4 for single motorist; $2 per bicyclist, pedestrian, or extra passenger
  • Daily 8–sunset

Published 09/17/2015


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