Fort Myers, FL
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3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero , FL 33928
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.
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.
In addition to the historic settlement, Koreshan State Historic Site offers nature trails, fishing, canoeing/kayaking and rentals, a boat ramp, a playground, camping, a picnic area with covered pavilion, a Sunday farmers market, community events, guided historic tours, musical events. The site is also a venue for weddings and special events.
Canoes rentals are $7.00 for the first hour, and $5.00 each additional hour. Single Kayak rentals are $10.00 for the first hour, and $5.00 each additional hour. Tandem Kayak rentals are $15.00 for the first hour, and $10.00 each additional hour.
Join Our Efforts & Become a Friend of Koreshan:
Individual $25 -12 free single person entries into the parkâ€“a savings of $23.00 over regular admission. Boat launch fees are included with free admissions.
Family $40- 12 free carload (up to 8 people) entries into the parkâ€“a savings of $20.00 over regular admission. Boat launch fees are included with free admissions.
Resident Volunteer $5 - Free Boat Launch fee.
All Membership Levels include boat launch fees, a 10% discount on items for sale by the Friends of Koreshan State Historic Site, Inc. in the Ranger Station at the park entrance and a 10% discount on Guided Kayak Tours conducted by the College of Life Foundation, Inc. Call 239-992-2184 for reservations.