Went there on a whim...ever so glad i did. Lots of history here. Also, lots of shade as you walk through that makes the trip very comfortable. Amazing history that goes along with this. Strongly suggest this as an outing.
The SUGARMILL ruins are an interesting 30-45 minute stop on the way to CANALSTREET,or the BEACH. It is a self guided tour of the old sugar mill.While thereis not too much to see,you can use your imagination to 'feel' the workers mixing the liquior of sugars..hauling the sugar cane,and get a feeling for the plantaion that once was...
The sugar mill, once part of the Cruger-dePeyster Plantation, was built in the early 19th century. This 17-acre historic site contains the ruins of the coquina sugar factory that was raided during a war with the Seminole Indians. Beautiful park with a nature trail. Located in the heart of New Smyrna, but you'll never find it unless you're looking for... 更多
The sugar mill was built in the 1830s and I love learning about Florida's early history. The story behind it is great. Apparently when the Seminoles attacked, the plantation's slaves joined them and left the plantation owners with no plantation, no mill and no labor force. They were able to salvage their steam engine, but took it to a nearby... 更多
My husband and I were married here 28 years ago, it is filled with history of sugar cane processing. The grounds are very pretty to use for photography sessions. Not a whole lot here but what is is very educational.
The ruins are excellent for history and offer a great photography experience. Lighting can be a bit challenging with the mid-day sun, but still worth changing your settings to get.
An interesting place to visit. Fascinating to see the ruins and learn how they processed sugar back in the day. Many informative plaques to read along the trail.