Koreshan State Historic Site

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Koreshan Historic Site: Strange but Fascinating History in the Southwest Florida Swamp
Visitors to Southwest Florida have their choice of fantastic beaches, restaurants, and attractions to choose from, but for a fascinating glimpse into some of its more unique history, don't miss the Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero, just north of Naples.

The site was founded over a hundred years ago by the charismatic Cyrus Teed, an eclectic physician and alchemist turned religious leader and messiah, when there was literally nothing there but the harsh swamp. Teed and his over 200 Hollow Earth followers believed that human beings lived on the inside of the Earth, and together they created an insulated "New Jeruselum" community here that eventually incorporated to become the town of Estero. Docents at the site can help with the history, but strolling the grounds and hiking trails on your own is a great way to spend the day.

It's bizarre history to be sure, but offers an interesting glimpse into the intrepid spirit and alternative beliefs of the people who called themselves Koreshans.
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3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL 33928, USA
+1 239-992-0311