Koreshan State Park
Welcome to Koreshan State Park
Cradled by majestic oaks along the banks of the Estero River, Koreshan State Park’s historic buildings and gardens are a testament to the industrious lives and unique beliefs of the Florida pioneers.
Koreshan State Park offers a window into the lives of a unique and eccentric pioneer group that made its 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 on 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 19th and early 20th centuries.
A quiet and peaceful refuge amid busy Fort Myers, the park's interpretative and natural resources provide great opportunities to learn and to enjoy nature.
Plan Your Visit
Tour the Koreshan Settlement
Koreshan State Park Photo Gallery
A group of volunteers stand in front of one of the historic buildings.
Fairbanks-Morse Engine at Koreshan
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