As I enjoy a walk among the sugar mill ruins, I imagine the struggles of plantation life in the 1820s. The 150 acres of Bulow Plantation Ruins stand as a monument to the rise and fall of sugar plantations in East Florida. Bulow Plantation is only 19 miles traveling on US 1 from Daytona Beach. If you are on the “loop” it is only 3 miles off of Dixie Highway. In 1836, the Second Seminole War...
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Celebrate Literacy Month With Us- Birds And Books @ Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State ParkSaturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm EDT
$4.00 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. Limit 8 people per vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
The Friends of Tomoka Basin State Parks and the park are proud to present Birds and Books on Saturday, September 15th from 10:30am-1:30pm. Join us at the historic Bulow Plantation Ruins park (screened pavilion) for a day of family fun celebrating literacy, history and nature. Guest speaker, Gina Holt from Wild About Birds (a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental education for the benefit of Florida's birds and wildlife) will bring 4 of her ambassador raptors and talk about conservation, preservation and habitats from 10:30am-11:30am. Then meet long-time historian and Palm Coast resident, Bill Ryan, author of six books including "The Search for Grey Eyes", "I am Grey Eyes", Search for the Lost Plantations of Flagler County Florida and more. He will be reading excerpts from his well-known book, Bulow Gold and will also share some of his adventures and discoveries from his latest book research. Bill has spent years working with local residents, groups and other historians researching the history behind the many plantations in the area. Meet members of the park friends group and learn more about their passion, dedication and mission to bring more educational programs, family fun events, history and exhibits to these parks in the Tomoka Basin.