Yulee Sugar Mill boiler
Yulee Sugar Mill chimney and kettles.
Machinery atop the Yulee Sugar Mill.
Yulee Park pavillion.
Yulee Sugar Mill Restoration Project.
Riveted, round brown boiler poking out from the craggy limestone ruins of the sugar mill.
Helmet like metal sugar kettles lined up along the long limestone mill.
Large metal cog wheels and gears sitting atop the timeworn limestone of the sugar mill.
Tree surrounded picnic pavillion and green picnic tables awaiting visitors.
Tall limestone chimney of sugar mill with yellow plastic at the top to aid in restoration.

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Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park

Welcome to Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park

This site was once part of a thriving sugar plantation owned by David Levy Yulee. Yulee was a member of the Territorial Legislative Council, and served in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate after Florida statehood. The park contains the remnants of the once-thriving 5,100-acre sugar plantation: a forty-foot limestone masonry chimney, iron gears, and a cane press. The steam-driven mill operated from 1851 to 1864 and served as a supplier of sugar products for southern troops during the Civil War.

The park is located in the small town of Homosassa, which is located about 3 miles west of the city of Homosassa Springs. Take U.S. Hwy 19 (northbound or southbound) to the town of Homosassa Springs, then turn west onto C.R. 490 West (Yulee Drive). Proceed for approximately 2.5 miles to the park. There are brown and white highway signs that will lead you to the park. The Ruins of the Mill are situated within five feet of the road and can be easily seen.  The site offers a picnic pavillion, restroom, tables and grills.

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