Koreshan State Park
Welcome to Koreshan State Park
A unique experience of how some opted to live, Koreshan State Park is a fascinating journey back in time.
Koreshan State Park offers a window into the lives of a unique and eccentric pioneer group that chose to make their home under towering oaks on the banks of the Estero River.
In 1893, the Koreshans, a religious sect founded by Dr. Cyrus R. Teed, moved here and built a settlement based in a commitment to communal living and a belief that the universe existed on the inside of the Earth. Living celibate lives, the enterprising Koreshans established a farm, nursery, and botanical gardens.
The park is home to 11 immaculately restored and nationally registered historic buildings erected by the Koreshans between the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century. A quiet and peaceful refuge amid busy Fort Myers, the interpretative and natural resources of the park provide great opportunities to learn and unwind.
Plan Your Visit
Tour the Koreshan Settlement
Koreshan State Park Photo Gallery
Fairbanks-Morse Engine at Koreshan
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