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Historical Sites

SUGAR MILL RUINS

   
Once a part of the Cruger-dePeyster Plantation, the sugar mill found at  600 Mission Drive, New Smyrna Beach was built in the early 19th century and covers 17 acres.  This historic site contains the ruins of the coquina sugar factory that was raided during a war between the Seminole Indians and the United States.
 
Open from Sunrise to sunset, admission is free.

Phone number: 386-427-2284


ELDORA STATEHOUSE

If you've never visited the Eldora Statehouse located at Canaveral National Seashore, this is a great time of year to take the short drive into the park and see for yourself an early example of turn-of-the-century life along the Mosquito Lagoon.

Based on the information provided in the museum housed in the Statehouse, the area was once home to Native Americans but that the small waterfront village of Eldora became a prominent community of orange groves in the latter part of ...the 19th century. With a population over 100, it had a post office and small school and was depended on the waterway for it's supplies and transportation of it's crops.
The big winter freezes of 1894-95 killed Eldora's citrus groves, and by 1900 the north-south railroad had bypassed the town, replacing the waterways for transporting goods. Eldora soon faded away. Today the renovated State House and a few water-catch basins are all that remains.

After the death of its last resident, Doris "Doc" Leeper in 2000, a locally famous artist and conservationist in the 1980s, the management of the town was officially turned over to the federal government, and the town is now located more than two miles within the borders of the Canaveral National Seashore.

Times and days are subject to change so it's a good idea to call the Park to determine when an interior visit is possible.

SEMINOLE REST

Seminole Rest is just a short drive down US 1 to Oak Hill in another section of the Canaveral National Seashore. The "site of an ancient 18 foot high Indian shell mound. The Timucuan and Ais Indians inhabited this part of Florida from A.D. 600-1420. With carbon dating on the Fiddle Crab Mound back as early as A.D. 120-1040. No evidence of any burials have been found on the mounds and none are expected as it was not their custom to bury thier dead at these types of locations."

After the Civil War this property was settled in the early 1870's. The harvest of Live Oak trees used in the ship building industry lent the name of Oak Hill to this area where the town of Oak Hill now exists.
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