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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Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
Welcome to Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
The 150 acres of Bulow Plantation Ruins stand as a monument to the rise and fall of sugar plantations in East Florida. In 1836, the Second Seminole War swept away the prosperous Bulow Plantation where the Bulow family grew sugar cane, cotton, rice and indigo. Ruins of the former plantation, a sugar mill, a unique spring house, several wells and the crumbling foundations of the plantation house and slave cabins, show how volatile the Florida frontier was in the early 19th century. Today, a scenic walking trail leads visitors to the sugar mill ruins, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
The park has picnic facilities and an interpretive center that tells the plantation's history. A boat ramp provides access for canoes and small powerboats to scenic Bulow Creek, a designated state canoe trail. Anglers can fish from the dock or a boat.
Video: Hidden in a state park in eastern Central Florida's Flagler Beach, lie the mysterious ruins of a cultural artifact that dates to the 19th century. At its height, the Bulow Plantation covered more than 2,000 acres and produced crops such as cotton and sugar cane. Thanks, WUCF TV.