The Official page of Koreshan State Historic Site. The 200 members of Chicago based Koreshan Unity acquired 320 acres of land in 1894 and created their own community over the next few years. They eventually acquired nearly 7,500 acres of land, had the only store in Estero and brought music and drama to the frontier land that was southwest Florida. The settlement flourished until the death of their leader, Cyrus R. Teed in 1908.Work out when and for how long to visit Koreshan State Park and other Estero attractions using our handy Estero trip itinerary builder tool.
In 1961 the remaining few members donated 305 acres of land to the State of Florida for historic preservation. Eleven buildings remain in the historic settlement and give a glimpse of what life was like here in the early 1900's.
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Koreshan State Park reviews
What an interesting story. We had never heard of them. And what a great park. And a nice break from all the traffic and people. So glad we went.
What an interesting story. We had never heard of them. And what a great park. And a nice break from all the traffic and people. So glad we went. more »
We had a great time here! We didn't camp here, we went to walk through the trails and to tour the historic Koreshan settlement. Wonderful, long nature walk partly along a river, when we went (early..... more
We had a great time here! We didn't camp here, we went to walk through the trails and to tour the historic Koreshan settlement. Wonderful, long nature walk partly along a river, when we went (early..... more »
We spent a few hours here and could easily spend more. You can go kayaking, fishing, there’s a playground and several trails with plenty of shade for the hot summer. The Koreshan historic buildings were interesting to check out. And there was a farmers market on Sunday as well where we bought some fresh bread, fruits, veggies and a couple other things. Entry costs $5. I’ll be back!
I loved the history and you don't have to take a tour to go in these buildings. You can walk in on your own and everything has signs. What a terrific, unique place to visit! Dog friendly as well. Very affordable canoe and kayak rentals and a beautiful walking trail along the river.
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